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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Elysium  \E*ly"sium\,  n.;  pl  E.  {Elysiums},  L.  {Elysia}.  [L., 
  fr  Gr  ?,  ?  ?,  Elysian  field.]  (Anc.  Myth.) 
  1.  A  dwelling  place  assigned  to  happy  souls  after  death;  the 
  seat  of  future  happiness;  Paradise. 
 
  2.  Hence  any  delightful  place 
 
  An  Elysian  more  pure  and  bright  than  that  pf  the 
  Greeks.  --I.  Taylor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Elysium 
  n  :  a  heavenly  place--preaceful  and  beautiful--where  those  who 
  are  favored  by  the  gods  can  go  when  they  die  [syn:  {Elysium}, 
  {Elysian  Fields},  {Valhalla},  {paradise}] 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  ELYSIUM,  n.  An  imaginary  delightful  country  which  the  ancients 
  foolishly  believed  to  be  inhabited  by  the  spirits  of  the  good.  This 
  ridiculous  and  mischievous  fable  was  swept  off  the  face  of  the  earth 
  by  the  early  Christians  --  may  their  souls  be  happy  in  Heaven! 
 
 




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