Definition of Elysium in English:


proper noun

Greek Mythology
  • 1The place at the ends of the earth to which certain favoured heroes were conveyed by the gods after death.

    1. 1.1A place or state of perfect happiness.
      • ‘Had they in fact found an Elysium that had eluded me in my journeys?’
      • ‘How could this home-made Elysium be abolished to make way for an office block, or executive maisonettes?’
      • ‘Presumably, Snow is talking about that late 21st century Elysium in which everything comes out great in the end and all the debt just melts away.’
      • ‘This forsaken Elysium was anything any criminal, or renegade could ever hope for: A war-torn landscape between civilization and primal animals.’
      • ‘Even those who come here in search of a deserted Elysium might find the town an adequate base, and one from which it is always easy to escape.’
      heaven, paradise, the elysian fields, empyrean, arcadia, arcady, shangri-la
      eternity, kingdom come, the next life, the afterlife, the next world, the hereafter
      the islands of the blessed
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Via Latin from Greek Elusion (pedion) (plain) of the blessed.