Examples of elysium in a Sentence
the mourners were comforted by their belief that the saintly woman was now experiencing the joys of Elysium
the universal pipe dream that there exists somewhere an earthly Elysium where people live trouble-free lives
Did You Know?
This word came into Latin from the Greek Elysion. In classical mythology, Elysium, or the Elysian fields, was the home of the blessed after death, the final resting place of the souls of the heroic and the pure. So it's easy to see how the word came to mean any place or state of bliss or delight. When we try to picture heaven, many of us probably see a lovely park; the great boulevard of Paris was named for the beautiful park that originally bordered it: the Champs-Elysées, or Elysian Fields.
Origin and Etymology of elysium
First Known Use: 1567See Words from the same year
Synonymsabove, bliss, elysian fields, heaven, empyrean, kingdom come, New Jerusalem, paradise, sky, Zion (also Sion)
AntonymsGehenna, hell, Pandemonium, perdition
Related WordsBeulah, glory, happy hunting ground, nirvana, promised land, Valhalla; afterlife, afterworld, hereafter, otherworld
Near Antonymsinferno; limbo, purgatory; hades, netherworld, underworld; abyss, pit
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