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  1. the place where Adam and Eve lived before the Fall. Gen. 2:8–24.
  2. any delightful region or abode; paradise.
  3. a state of perfect happiness or bliss.
  4. a town in N North Carolina.
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Origin of Eden1

From the Hebrew word 'ēden delight, pleasure
Also called Garden of Eden (for defs 1–3).
Related formsE·den·ic [ee-den-ik] /iˈdɛn ɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • (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.

British Dictionary definitions for edenic


  1. Also called: Garden of Eden Old Testament the garden in which Adam and Eve were placed at the Creation
  2. a delightful place, region, dwelling, etc; paradise
  3. a state of great delight, happiness, or contentment; bliss
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Derived FormsEdenic (iːˈdɛnɪk), adjective

Word Origin

C14: from Late Latin, from Hebrew `ēdhen place of pleasure


  1. 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).

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