Monday, September 13, 2021

Word of the Day -- Jocund

 This word should make you smile.  And laugh.  If not, then you are not 

Jocund -- marked by or suggestive of high spirits and lively mirthfulness

Don't let the etymology of jocund play tricks on you. The word comes from jucundus, a Latin word meaning "agreeable" or "delightful," and ultimately from the Latin verb juvare, meaning "to help." But jucundus looks and sounds a bit like jocus, the Latin word for "joke." These two roots took a lively romp through many centuries together and along the way the lighthearted jocus influenced the spelling and meaning of jucundus, an interaction that eventually resulted in our modern English word jocund in the 14th century. ~ Merriam Webster

 Fact of the matter is that this word is just awesome.  I love the look and sound of it.  Everyone needs some jocundity some times...



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