Etymology
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bliss (n.)

Old English blis, also bliðs "bliss, merriment, happiness, grace, favor," from Proto-Germanic *blithsjo (source also of Old Saxon blidsea, blizza), from *blithiz "gentle, kind" (see blithe) + *-tjo noun suffix. Originally mostly of earthly happiness, in later Old English of spiritual joy, perfect felicity, the joy of heaven; influenced by association with unrelated bless.

bliss (v.)

often with out, by 1973, U.S. colloquial, from bliss (n.).

updated on June 09, 2017

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Definitions of bliss from WordNet

bliss (n.)
a state of extreme happiness;
Synonyms: blissfulness / cloud nine / seventh heaven / walking on air
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.