rejoice etymology

English word rejoice comes from Old French (842-ca. 1400) resjoïr

Detailed word origin of rejoice

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
resjoïr Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
rejoisen Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
rejoice English (eng) (intransitive) To be very happy, be delighted, exult; to feel joy. [from 14thc.]. (obsolete) To enjoy.. (obsolete, transitive) To have (someone) as a lover or spouse; to enjoy sexually. [15th-16thc.]. (transitive) To make happy, exhilarate. [from 15thc.].