Definition of Eden noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈiːdn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈiːdn//
(also the Garden of Eden) [singular]
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(in the Bible) the beautiful garden where Adam and Eve, the first humans, lived before they did something God had told them not to and were sent away, often seen as a place of happiness and innocence Word Originfrom late Latin, Greek Ēdēn (Septuagint), and Hebrew ‘Ēd̲en; perhaps related to Akkadian edinu, from Sumerian eden ‘plain, desert’ (but believed to be related to Hebrew ‘ēd̲en ‘delight’). Akkadian and Sumerian are ancient Middle Eastern languages.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Eden