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[eed-n] /ˈid n/
the place where Adam and Eve lived before the Fall. Gen. 2:8–24.
any delightful region or abode; paradise.
a state of perfect happiness or bliss.
a town in N North Carolina.
Also called Garden of Eden (for defs 1–3).
Origin of Eden1
From the Hebrew word 'ēden delight, pleasure
Related forms
[ee-den-ik] /iˈdɛn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
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  • (Daniel 12:3) The earth has been brought to a condition of edenic Paradise.

    The Harp of God J. F. Rutherford
  • With but one restriction man roams through edenic beauties, a being good and very good, happy and holy.

    Is the Devil a Myth? C. F. Wimberly
  • The restoration means the bringing back to earth of the edenic condition for man's benefit.

    The Harp of God J. F. Rutherford
  • It admits that man, almost as soon as created, fell from his state of original purity and edenic bliss.

  • Formerly for the Negro literary culture was a sort of forbidden fruit in the edenic South.

  • The pen must be dipped in the juices of that edenic vegetation and tinted with the blue of that arching sky to record such beauty.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
  • The idea of the edenic happiness of the first human beings constitutes one of the universal traditions.

  • This fourfold edenic stream went out in four directions, to the four quarters of the earth, so to speak.

    The Palm Tree Blessing W. E. Shepard
British Dictionary definitions for edenic


(Old Testament) Also called Garden of Eden. the garden in which Adam and Eve were placed at the Creation
a delightful place, region, dwelling, etc; paradise
a state of great delight, happiness, or contentment; bliss
Derived Forms
Edenic (iːˈdɛnɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Late Latin, from Hebrew `ēdhen place of pleasure


Sir (Robert) Anthony, Earl of Avon. 1897–1977, British Conservative statesman; foreign secretary (1935–38; 1940–45; 1951–55) and prime minister (1955–57). He resigned after the controversy caused by the occupation of the Suez Canal zone by British and French forces (1956)
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Word Origin and History for edenic



early 13c., "delightful place," figurative use of the place described in Genesis, usually referred to Hebrew edhen "pleasure, delight," but perhaps from Ugaritic base 'dn and meaning "a place that is well-watered throughout" (see also Aden).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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