- an enclosure beside a church, as an atrium or cloister.
Origin of paradise
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Flesh encircled him at the main pool of the Paradise Hotel and Residences at Boca.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Julia Cooke is the author of The Other Side of Paradise: Life in the New Cuba.
“Paradise lies at the feet of mothers,” Erdogan said on Monday, quoting the Prophet Muhammad.
In Turkey, some mothers find their paradise at the Esme Beltagy Center in Esenler, while others see paradise receding.
It may have looked like paradise, but a rebellion was brewing around the Davises.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Gehenna was created before Paradise; the former on the second day and the latter on the third.
But at this moment she perceived that Gervais, profiting by her inattention, was busy seeking his "paradise lost."Fruitfulness|Emile Zola
Tiriel at the hour of his death realized why his paradise was fallen, and he had found nought but the drear sandy plain.William Blake|Charles Gardner
Ere another Sabbath has passed, I may be with him in Paradise!Eugene Aram, Complete|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
The days are so bright, so beautiful, that they seem a very foretaste of paradise.The Life Radiant|Lilian Whiting
British Dictionary definitions for paradise
Word Origin for paradise
Word Origin and History for paradise
late 12c., "Garden of Eden," from Old French paradis "paradise, Garden of Eden" (11c.), from Late Latin paradisus, from Greek paradeisos "park, paradise, Garden of Eden," from an Iranian source, cf. Avestan pairidaeza "enclosure, park" (Modern Persian and Arabic firdaus "garden, paradise"), compound of pairi- "around" + diz "to make, form (a wall)."
The Greek word, originally used for an orchard or hunting park in Persia, was used in Septuagint to mean "Garden of Eden," and in New Testament translations of Luke xxiii:43 to mean "heaven" (a sense attested in English from c.1200). Meaning "place like or compared to Paradise" is from c.1300.
Culture definitions for paradise
Idioms and Phrases with paradise
see fool's paradise.