Meaning of Elysium in English:


Pronunciation /ɪˈlɪzɪəm/

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proper noun

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


  • A place or state of perfect happiness.

    ‘Had they in fact found an Elysium that had eluded me in my journeys?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘How could this home-made Elysium be abolished to make way for an office block, or executive maisonettes?’
    • ‘This forsaken Elysium was anything any criminal, or renegade could ever hope for: A war-torn landscape between civilization and primal animals.’
    heaven, paradise, the Elysian fields, empyrean, Arcadia, Arcady, Shangri-La
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Via Latin from Greek Elusion (pedion) ‘(plain) of the blessed’.