Elysium

[ ih-lizh-ee-uh m, ih-lee-zhee-, ih-liz-, ih-lee-zee-, ih-lizh-uh m ]
/ ɪˈlɪʒ i əm, ɪˈli ʒi-, ɪˈlɪz-, ɪˈli zi-, ɪˈlɪʒ əm /

noun

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.

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Origin of Elysium

1590–1600; < Latin < Greek Ēlýsion (pedíon) the Elysian (plain)
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Elysium
/ (ɪˈlɪzɪəm) /

noun

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

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