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πα^ρα?́δεισ-ος , (also παράδισος SIG463.8 (Crete, iii B. C.)),
A.enclosed park or pleasure-ground, Oriental word first used by X., always in reference to the parks of the Persian kings and nobles; “π. μέγας ἀγρίων θηρίων πλήρηςAn.1.2.7; π. δασὺς παντοίων δένδρων ib.2.4.14; “τὰ ἐν π. θηρίαCyr. 1.3.14; “θῆραι . . ἐν περιειργμένοις παραδείσοιςHG4.1.15, cf. Thphr.HP 4.4.1, AJA16.13 (Sardes, 300 B.C.), LXX Ne.2.8, Plu.Art.25.
2. generally, garden, orchard, PRev.Laws 33.11 (iii B. C.), PCair.Zen. 33.3 (iii B. C.), OGI90.15 (Rosetta, ii B. C.), LXX Ca.4.13, Ec.2.5, CIG 2694b (Mylasa), PFay.55.7 (ii A. D.), etc.
3. the garden of Eden, LXX Ge.2.8.
b. Paradise, the abode of the blessed, Ev.Luc.23.43, 2 Ep.Cor.12.4.
c. expl. of μακάρων νῆσοι, Procl. ad Hes.Op.169.
II. stupid fellow, Com.Adesp.1102. (Persian word, cf. Poll.9.13, Phot., and Avest. pairidaēza- 'enclosure'.)
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