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Bird's Nest and Ferns (1863) by Fidelia Bridges
Bird's Nest and Ferns (1863) by Fidelia Bridges

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The feeling of happiness, extreme cheerfulness.

They will be a source of strength and joy in your life.


From Middle English joye, from Old French joie, from Late Latin gaudia, neuter plural (mistaken as feminine singular) of gaudium (“joy”), from gaudēre (“to be glad, rejoice”). Displaced native Middle English wunne (from Old English wynn), Middle English hight, hught (“joy, hope”) (from Old English hyht), Middle English rot, root (“joy, delight”) (from Old English rōt), Middle English murȝe murghe (“joy, mirth”) (from Old English myrg (“joy, mirth”)), Middle English gleo (“joy, glee”) (from Old English glēow, glīw (“glee”)), Middle English blisse (“joy, bliss”) (from Old English blisse, blīþs).


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