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Elysium

Pronunciation: /iˈliZHēəm/ /iˈlēzēəm/
/iˈlizēəm/ /eˈliZHēəm/
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.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
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

Origin

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

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Syllabification: E·ly·si·um

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