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Elysium

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noun Ely·si·um \i-ˈli-zhē-əm, -zē-\

Definition of Elysium

plural Ely·si·ums or -sia \-zhē-ə, -zē-\

  1. 1 :  the abode of the blessed after death in classical mythology

  2. 2 :  paradise 2



Examples of elysium

  1. <the mourners were comforted by their belief that the saintly woman was now experiencing the joys of Elysium>

  2. <the universal pipe dream that there exists somewhere an earthly Elysium where people live trouble-free lives>



Origin of elysium

Latin, from Greek Ēlysion


First Known Use: 1567


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