Elysium

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from Ancient Greek Ἠλύσιον (πεδίον) (Ēlúsion (pedíon)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈli.ʒi.əm/, /ɪˈli.zi.əm/

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Elysium

  1. (Classical mythology) the home of the blessed after death.
  2. A place or state of ideal happiness; paradise.
    • 1847, Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights, chapter XXIII:
      Joseph seemed sitting in a sort of elysium alone, beside a roaring fire; a quart of ale on the table near him, bristling with large pieces of toasted oat-cake; and his black, short pipe in his mouth.
  3. A region in the northern hemisphere of Mars.

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Elysium (not comparable)

  1. blissful; euphoric
  2. of or pertaining to Elysium

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin, from Ancient Greek Ἠλύσιον (Ēlúsion).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eˈlyːzi̯ʊm/
  • Hyphenation: Ely‧si‧um
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Noun[edit]

Elysium n (genitive Elysiums, plural Elysien)

  1. Elysium
    • 1785, Friedrich Schiller, Ode an die Freude, 1nd stanza, lines 1-4
      Freude, schöner Götterfunken,
      Tochter aus Elysium,
      Wir betreten feuertrunken,
      Himmlische, dein Heiligtum!

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