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Definitions for Elysian
ɪˈlɪʒ ən, ɪˈli ʒənelysian

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. elysianadjective

    relating to the Elysian Fields

  2. divine, elysian, inspiredadjective

    being of such surpassing excellence as to suggest inspiration by the gods

    "her pies were simply divine"; "the divine Shakespeare"; "an elysian meal"; "an inspired performance"


  1. Elysianadjective

    Of or pertaining to Elysian or Elysium, the location.

  2. Elysianadjective

    Happy, blissful, heavenly.

  3. Elysiannoun

    (Classical mythology) Elysium; home of the blessed, after death.

  4. Etymology: The Anglicization of Elysium.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Elysianadjective

    Pertaining to Elysium; pleasant; deliciously soft and soothing; exceedingly delightful.

    Etymology: elysius, Latin.

    The river of life, through midst of heaven,
    Rolls o’er elysian flowers her amber stream. John Milton.


  1. elysian

    Elysium (, ), otherwise known as the Elysian Fields (Ancient Greek: Ἠλύσιον πεδίον, Ēlýsion pedíon) or Elysian Plains, is a conception of the afterlife that developed over time and was maintained by some Greek religious and philosophical sects and cults. It was initially separated from the Greek underworld--the realm of Hades. Only mortals related to the gods and other heroes could be admitted past the river Styx. Later, the conception of who could enter was expanded to include those chosen by the gods, the righteous, and the heroic. They would remain at the Elysian Fields after death, to live a blessed and happy afterlife, and indulge in whatever enjoyment they had enjoyed in life.The Elysian Fields were, according to Homer, located on the western edge of the Earth by the stream of Okeanos. In the time of the Greek poet Hesiod, Elysium would also be known as the "Fortunate Isles", or the "Isles (or Islands) of the Blessed", located in the western ocean at the end of the earth. The Isles of the Blessed would be reduced to a single island by the Theban poet Pindar, describing it as having shady parks, with residents indulging in athletic and musical pastimes.The ruler of Elysium varies from author to author: Pindar and Hesiod name Cronus as the ruler, while the poet Homer in the Odyssey describes fair-haired Rhadamanthus dwelling there. "The Isle of the Blessed" is also featured in the 2nd-century comedic novel A True Story by Lucian of Samosata.


  1. elysian

    Elysian typically refers to something that is divinely beautiful, peaceful, or blissful, resembling characteristics of heaven or paradise. This term is often used in literature or poetry to express a state of perfect happiness. The word "Elysian" originates from ancient Greek mythology, where "Elysium" was considered the final resting place for the souls of heroes and virtuous individuals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Elysianadjective

    pertaining, or the abode of the blessed after death; hence, yielding the highest pleasures; exceedingly delightful; beatific

  2. Etymology: [L. Elysius, fr. Elysium.]


  1. Elysian

    Elysian is a city in Le Sueur and Waseca counties in the U.S. state of Minnesota. The population was 652 at the 2010 census. The city is distinct from Elysian Township.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Elysian in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Elysian in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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    With the Elysian in Chicago, we really started with the restaurant. That was our marketing -- we wanted to have the best restaurant in a mile radius and for it to be packed all the time, it worked, and that’s what we’re trying to do in these secondary markets, too. We really look at these projects as restaurants with hotels on top.

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