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394. Joy (See also Gaiety, Happiness.)

  1. Auteb female personification of gladness. [Egypt. Myth.: Jobes, 159]
  2. blue bird, the symbolizes happiness sought by two poor children. [Belg. Lit.: The Blue Bird ; Haydn & Fuller, 94]
  3. cinquefoil indicates gladness. [Flower Symbolism and Heraldry: Jobes, 341]
  4. Euphrosyne one of Graces; name means festivity. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 96]
  5. gold on red symbol of felicity and joy. [Chinese Art: Jobes, 357]
  6. Hathor cow-headed goddess of joy and love. [Egypt. Myth.: Leach, 484]
  7. Hyperboreans blissful race lived beyond the North Wind in a region of perpetual Spring. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 476]
  8. myrrh symbol of gladness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symboli ca, 176]
  9. red on green symbol of felicity and joy. [Chinese Art: Jobes, 357]
  10. Rubaiyat, The series of poems celebrating hedonism as a way of life. [Br. Poetry: Benét, 881]
  11. wood sorrel indicates gladness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]

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joy / joi/ • n. a feeling of great pleasure and happiness: tears of joy the joy of being alive. ∎  a thing that causes joy: the joys of Manhattan. • v. [intr.] poetic/lit. rejoice: I felt shame that I had ever joyed in his discomfiture or pain. DERIVATIVES: joy·less adj.joy·less·ly adv.

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joy XIII —(O)F. joie :- Rom. *gaudia, fem. for L. gaudia, pl. of gaudium joy, f. gaudēre.
So joy vb. †rejoice XIII; †ENJOY XIV. —OF. joïr (mod. jouir) :- Rom. *gaudīre, for L. gaudēre rejoice. So joyance XVI. joyous XIV. —AN. joyous, OF. joios (mod. joyeux).

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