[ ih-lizh-ee-uhm, ih-lee-zhee-, ih-liz-, ih-lee-zee-, ih-lizh-uhm ]

  1. Also called Elysian Fields .Classical Mythology. the abode of the blessed after death.

  2. any similarly conceived abode or state of the dead.

  1. any place or state of perfect happiness; paradise.

  2. an area in the northern hemisphere of Mars, appearing as a light region when viewed telescopically from the earth.

Origin of Elysium

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Latin, from Greek Ēlýsion (pedíon ) “the Elysian (plain),” located in book 4 of the Odyssey on the western edge of the earth, by the stream Oceanus

Words Nearby Elysium

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How to use Elysium in a sentence

  • The overpowering realization of the Elysium into which he had stepped had absorbed all sense and all knowledge.

    The New Tenant | E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • Marriage to him meant Elysium—the inexpressible, the unattainable; more so than ever now.

    The Gentle Art of Cooking Wives | Elizabeth Strong Worthington

British Dictionary definitions for Elysium


/ (ɪˈlɪzɪəm) /

  1. Also called: Elysian fields Greek myth the dwelling place of the blessed after death: See also Islands of the Blessed

  2. a state or place of perfect bliss

Origin of Elysium

C16: from Latin, from Greek Ēlusion pedion Elysian (that is, blessed) fields

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