[ih-lizh-uh n, ih-lee-zhuh n]
- of, relating to, or resembling Elysium.
- blissful; delightful.
Origin of Elysian
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Examples from the Web for elysian
I should like to see Buccellini, however, and have a globule of the Elysian essence.The Daltons, Volume I (of II)
Charles James Lever
They went about in a state of Elysian beatitude, these young people.An Old Meerschaum
David Christie Murray
His Elysian gardens, thought he, were about to be snatched away.The False Chevalier
William Douw Lighthall
Life seemed an elysian dream, from which care and sorrow must be for ever banished.Ernest Linwood
Caroline Lee Hentz
It would be a wonder if there are really Elysian fields, and in them shades of people.Quo Vadis
- of or relating to Elysium
- literary delightful; glorious; blissful
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Word Origin and History for elysian
1570s, from Greek Elysion pedion "Elysian field," where heroes and the virtuous live after death, from a pre-Greek word of unknown origin.
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