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ETYM Hebrew ęden delight, pleasure; also, a place of pleasure, Eden.
Any place of complete bliss and delight and peace; SYN. paradise, nirvana, heaven, promised land, Shangri-la.
River in Cumbria, NW England; length 104 km/65 mi. From its source in the Pennines, it flows NW to enter the Solway Firth NW of Carlisle.
A beautiful garden where Adam and Eve were placed at the Creation; when they disobeyed and ate the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil they were driven from their paradise (the fall of man).
ETYM Old Eng. and French paradis, Latin paradisus, from Greek paradeisos park, paradise, from Zend pairidaęza an inclosure; pairi around (akin to Greek para) + diz to throw up, pile up; cf. Skr. dih to smear, and Eng. dough. Related to Parvis.
1. The garden of Eden, in which Adam and Eve were placed after their creation.
2. The abode of sanctified souls after death.
3. A place of bliss; a region of supreme felicity or delight; hence, a state of happiness.
4. An open space within a monastery or adjoining a church, as the space within a cloister, the open court before a basilica, etc.
In various religions, a place or state of happiness. Examples are the Garden of Eden and the Messianic kingdom; the Islamic paradise of the Koran is a place of sensual pleasure.