- n. 欢乐，快乐；乐趣；高兴
- vi. 欣喜，欢喜
- vt. 高兴，使快乐
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- joy:  Latin gaudēre meant ‘rejoice’ (it came from a prehistoric base *gāu-, which also produced Greek gēthein ‘rejoice’). From it was derived the noun gaudium ‘joy’, which passed into English via Old French joye. From the same source come English enjoy and rejoice. The use of joystick for the ‘control stick of an aircraft’ (perhaps inspired by an earlier slang sense ‘penis’) dates from around 1910.
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- joy (n.)
- c. 1200, "feeling of pleasure and delight;" c. 1300, "source of pleasure or happiness," from Old French joie (11c.), from Latin gaudia, plural of gaudium "joy," from gaudere "rejoice," from PIE root *gau- "to rejoice" (cognates: Greek gaio "I rejoice," Middle Irish guaire "noble"). Joy-riding is American English, 1908.
- 1. It was a joy to see. It really made my day.
- 2. Gregory was still enchanted with Shannon's youth and joy and beauty.
- 3. He jumped for joy on being told the news.
- 4. There was unrestrained joy on the faces of the people.
- 5. Childhood had less freedom and joy than we sentimentally attribute to it.
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