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. 1.1as noun an ElysiumA 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’.