שמחה

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See also: שׂמחה

Hebrew[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Root
שׂ־מ־ח

From the root ש־מ־ח (sh-m-ḥ); forming words relating to joy. Compare with שָׂמַח(to be happy).

Noun[edit]

שִׂמְחָה ‎(simkháf ‎(plural indefinite שְׂמָחוֹת, singular construct שִׂמְחַת־, plural construct שִׂמְחוֹת־) [pattern: קִטְלָה]

  1. (A state of mind, an emotion): joy, happiness, glee.
    • 1 Kings 1:40, with translation of the King James Version:
      וַיַּעֲלוּ כָל־הָעָם אַֽחֲרָיו וְהָעָם מְחַלְּלִים בַּחֲלִלִים וּשְׂמֵחִים שִׂמְחָה גְדוֹלָה וַתִּבָּקַע הָאָרֶץ בְּקוֹלָם׃
      And all the people came up after him, and the people piped with pipes, and rejoiced with great joy, so that the earth rent with the sound of them.
  2. Any behaviour that comes from that state of mind/emotion: a party, being pleased, etc.
    • Ecclesiastes 7:4, with translation of the New International Version:
      לֵב חֲכָמִים בְּבֵית אֵבֶל וְלֵב כְּסִילִים בְּבֵית שִׂמְחָה׃
      The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure.

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Proper noun[edit]

שִׂמְחָה ‎(simkhá) [pattern: קִטְלָה]

  1. A male or female given name, equivalent to English Simcha.

Verb[edit]

שמחה

  1. (שָׂמְחָה, sam'khá) third-person feminine singular past tense (suffix conjugation) of שָׂמַח
  2. (שְׂמֵחָה, s'mekhá) feminine singular present participle and present tense of שָׂמַח

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