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May 12, 2010This week's theme
Words derived after mythical places
This week's words
Garden of Eden
Land of Oz
Shangri-la, a still from the film Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: An imaginary, idyllic place that is remote and secluded.
ETYMOLOGY:After Shangri-La, a Tibetan utopia in the novel Lost Horizon (1933) by James Hilton (1900-1954). From Shangri (a coined name) + Tibetan la (mountain pass).
USAGE:"For just one hour you think you are living in dreamland, a Shangri-La, where if life is not yet quite perfect, it will be very soon."
Simon Hoggart; Budget 2010; The Guardian (London, UK); Mar 25, 2010.
See more usage examples of Shangri-la in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
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