Delight  

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The central water-bound globe in the middle pane from Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights (c. 1490-1510)
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The central water-bound globe in the middle pane from Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights (c. 1490-1510)

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Delight refers to joy and pleasure.

Etymology

A wrong spelling, in imitation of words like light, might, etc.; the analogical modern spelling would be delite; < Middle English deliten < Old French deleiter, deliter < Latin delectare (“to delight, please”), frequentative of delicere (“to allure”); see delicate.

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