παράδεισος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

An Iranian borrowing, ultimately from Proto-Iranian *paridayjah.[1][2]

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Noun[edit]

πᾰρᾰ́δεισος (parádeisosm (genitive πᾰρᾰδείσου); second declension

  1. the garden owned by the Persian nobility
  2. enclosed park, pleasure-ground
  3. (biblical) Garden of Eden
  4. the afterlife location of the blessed: paradise

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hinz, Walther (1975) , “*pardaiδa-”, in Altiranisches Sprachgut der Nebenüberlieferungen (Göttinger Orientforschungen, Reihe III, Iranica; 3) (in German), Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, page 179
  2. ^ Tavernier, Jan (2007) Iranica in the Achaemenid Period (ca. 550-330 B.C.): Lexicon of Old Iranian Proper Names and Loanwords, Attested in Non-Iranian Texts, Peeters Publishers, →ISBN, pages 446, 447

Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek παράδεισος (parádeisos)

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Noun[edit]

παράδεισος (parádeisosm (plural παράδεισοι)

  1. paradise
    Antonym: κόλαση (kólasi)

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