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1. Greek Mythology The Elysian Fields.
2. A place or condition of ideal happiness.
[Latin Ēlysium, from Greek Ēlusion (pedion), Elysian (fields).]
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1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth Also called: Elysian fields the dwelling place of the blessed after death. See also Islands of the Blessed
2. a state or place of perfect bliss
[C16: from Latin, from Greek Ēlusion pedion Elysian (that is, blessed) fields]
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E•ly•si•um(ɪˈlɪʒ i əm, ɪˈlɪz-)
1. the abode of the blessed after death in Greek religious belief.
[1590–1600; < Latin < Greek Ēlýsion (pedíon) the Elysian (plain)]
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|Noun||1.||Elysium - a place or condition of ideal happiness|
|2.||Elysium - (Greek mythology) the abode of the blessed after death|
Heaven - the abode of God and the angels
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
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