Definition of Elysium in English:


Syllabification: E·ly·si·um
Pronunciation: /iˈliZHēəm, iˈlizēəm, iˈlē-
Greek Mythology
  • 1The place at the ends of the earth to which certain favored heroes were conveyed by the gods after death.
  • 1.1 (as noun an Elysium) A place or state of perfect happiness.
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    • Had they in fact found an Elysium that had eluded me in my journeys?
    • Presumably, Snow is talking about that late 21st century Elysium in which everything comes out great in the end and all the debt just melts away.
    • Even those who come here in search of a deserted Elysium might find the town an adequate base, and one from which it is always easy to escape.
    heaven, paradise, the Elysian fields; eternity, the afterlife, the next world, the hereafter; Scandinavian Mythology Valhalla; Classical Mythology the Islands of the Blessed; Arthurian Legend Avalon


via Latin from Greek Elusion (pedion) '(plain) of the blessed'.

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