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[eed-n] /ˈid n/
the place where Adam and Eve lived before the Fall. Gen. 2:8–24.
any delightful region or abode; paradise.
a state of perfect happiness or bliss.
a town in N North Carolina.
Also called Garden of Eden (for defs 1–3).
Origin of Eden
< Hebrew 'ēden delight, pleasure
Related forms
[ee-den-ik] /iˈdɛn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Historical Examples
  • It admits that man, almost as soon as created, fell from his state of original purity and edenic bliss.

  • (Daniel 12:3) The earth has been brought to a condition of edenic Paradise.

    The Harp of God J. F. Rutherford
  • This fourfold edenic stream went out in four directions, to the four quarters of the earth, so to speak.

    The Palm Tree Blessing W. E. Shepard
  • With but one restriction man roams through edenic beauties, a being good and very good, happy and holy.

    Is the Devil a Myth? C. F. Wimberly
  • The restoration means the bringing back to earth of the edenic condition for man's benefit.

    The Harp of God J. F. Rutherford
  • Formerly for the Negro literary culture was a sort of forbidden fruit in the edenic South.

  • The pen must be dipped in the juices of that edenic vegetation and tinted with the blue of that arching sky to record such beauty.

    The Kentucky Ranger Edward T. Curnick
  • The idea of the edenic happiness of the first human beings constitutes one of the universal traditions.

British Dictionary definitions for edenic


(Old Testament) Also called Garden of Eden. the garden in which Adam and Eve were placed at the Creation
a delightful place, region, dwelling, etc; paradise
a state of great delight, happiness, or contentment; bliss
Derived Forms
Edenic (iːˈdɛnɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Late Latin, from Hebrew `ēdhen place of pleasure


Sir (Robert) Anthony, Earl of Avon. 1897–1977, British Conservative statesman; foreign secretary (1935–38; 1940–45; 1951–55) and prime minister (1955–57). He resigned after the controversy caused by the occupation of the Suez Canal zone by British and French forces (1956)
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Word Origin and History for edenic



early 13c., "delightful place," figurative use of the place described in Genesis, usually referred to Hebrew edhen "pleasure, delight," but perhaps from Ugaritic base 'dn and meaning "a place that is well-watered throughout" (see also Aden).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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edenic in the Bible

delight. (1.) The garden in which our first parents dewlt (Gen. 2:8-17). No geographical question has been so much discussed as that bearing on its site. It has been placed in Armenia, in the region west of the Caspian Sea, in Media, near Damascus, in Palestine, in Southern Arabia, and in Babylonia. The site must undoubtedly be sought for somewhere along the course of the great streams the Tigris and the Euphrates of Western Asia, in "the land of Shinar" or Babylonia. The region from about lat. 33 degrees 30' to lat. 31 degrees, which is a very rich and fertile tract, has been by the most competent authorities agreed on as the probable site of Eden. "It is a region where streams abound, where they divide and re-unite, where alone in the Mesopotamian tract can be found the phenomenon of a single river parting into four arms, each of which is or has been a river of consequence." Among almost all nations there are traditions of the primitive innocence of our race in the garden of Eden. This was the "golden age" to which the Greeks looked back. Men then lived a "life free from care, and without labour and sorrow. Old age was unknown; the body never lost its vigour; existence was a perpetual feast without a taint of evil. The earth brought forth spontaneously all things that were good in profuse abundance." (2.) One of the markets whence the merchants of Tyre obtained richly embroidered stuffs (Ezek. 27:23); the same, probably, as that mentioned in 2 Kings 19:12, and Isa. 37:12, as the name of a region conquered by the Assyrians. (3.) Son of Joah, and one of the Levites who assisted in reforming the public worship of the sanctuary in the time of Hezekiah (2 Chr. 29:12).

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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