paradise
noun Etymology: Middle English paradis, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin paradisus, from Greek paradeisos, literally, enclosed park, of Iranian origin; akin to Avestan pairi-daēza- enclosure; akin to Greek peri around and to Greek teichos wall — more at peri-, dough Date: 12th century 1. a. Eden 2 b. an intermediate place or state where the souls of the righteous await resurrection and the final judgment c. heaven 2. a place or state of bliss, felicity, or delight • paradisial also paradisical adjective

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  • Paradise — Par a*dise (p[a^]r [.a]*d[imac]s), n. [OE. & F. paradis, L. paradisus, fr. Gr. para deisos park, paradise, fr. Zend pairida[=e]za an inclosure; pairi around (akin to Gr. peri ) + diz to throw up, pile up; cf. Skr. dih to smear, and E. dough. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • PARADISE — PARADISE, the English derivative of Παράδειοος, Greek for garden in the Eden narrative of Genesis 2:4b–3:24 (see garden of eden ). One of the best known and most widely interpreted pericopes in the Bible, this narrative is at the same time one of …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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  • paradise — (n.) late 12c., Garden of Eden, from O.Fr. paradis, from L.L. paradisus, from Gk. paradeisos park, paradise, Garden of Eden, from an Iranian source, Cf. Avestan pairidaeza enclosure, park (Mod.Pers. and Arabic firdaus garden, paradise ), compound …   Etymology dictionary

  • paradise — Of the many adjective forms that have developed from this word, the most common in current use are paradisal and paradisiacal. Not surprisingly, paradise itself is often found to be less awkward in this role, and is used in certain fixed… …   Modern English usage

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