Sunday, August 28, 2011

Daily Vocabulary

elysian: of or relating to the quality of heaven. In Greek myth, the Elysian Fields, or Elysium, were where fallen heroes went to enjoy their afterlife; the word came into many languages as a result of the centuries of study of the Classics. Elysian can be used interchangeable, if you will, with heavenly, but one is rather more pagan in thought, and the other rather more monotheistically orthodox.

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