- Also called Elysian Fields. Classical Mythology. the abode of the blessed after death.
- any similarly conceived abode or state of the dead.
- any place or state of perfect happiness; paradise.
- an area in the northern hemisphere of Mars, appearing as a light region when viewed telescopically from the earth.
Origin of Elysium
Related Words for elysiumecstasy, exaltation, euphoria, elation, exhilaration, contentment, communion, nirvana, immortality, paradise, gladness, satisfaction, gaiety, well-being, buoyancy, transport, beatitude, delectation, enchantment, passion
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Historical Examples of elysium
In this elysium it was no wonder that his spirits were elevated, and that he worked with a will.
In anticipation it was a thing boundless and endless, a foretaste of Elysium.The Life of Mansie Wauch
David Macbeth Moir
With Mrs. Arnold for leader they expected a three days' elysium.For the Sake of the School
I go to Liberia, not as an Elysium of romance, but as to a field of work.Uncle Tom's Cabin
Harriet Beecher Stowe
And where, then, is the Elysium which you must never possess?The Bravo of Venice
- Also called: Elysian fields Greek myth the dwelling place of the blessed after deathSee also Islands of the Blessed
- a state or place of perfect bliss
Word Origin for Elysium
1590s, from Latin Elysium, from Greek Elysion (pedion) "abode of the blessed" (see Elysian).