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joy (n.)

13世纪 ,"快乐和喜悦的感觉;"14世纪 ,"快乐或幸福的源泉",来自古法语 joie "快乐、喜悦、情色的快乐、幸福、欢乐"(11世纪),来自拉丁语 gaudia "快乐的表达;感官的喜悦",复数 gaudium "快乐、内心的喜悦、高兴、喜悦;快乐或喜悦的源泉",来自 gaudere "欢喜",来自PIE根 *gau- "欢喜"(同源。希腊语 gaio "我欢喜",中爱尔兰语 guaire "高贵")。)

作为1580年代的爱称。 Joy-riding 是美国英语,1908年。 joy-ride n.)是1909年起。

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Definitions of joy from WordNet
1
joy (v.)
feel happiness or joy;
Synonyms: rejoice
joy (v.)
make glad or happy;
Synonyms: gladden
2
joy (n.)
the emotion of great happiness;
Synonyms: joyousness / joyfulness
joy (n.)
something or someone that provides a source of happiness;
a joy to behold
Synonyms: delight / pleasure
From wordnet.princeton.edu