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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Merry

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1: εὐφραίνω

(Strong's #2165 — Verb — euphraino — yoo-frah'ee-no )

in the Active Voice, "to cheer, make glad," 2 Corinthians 2:2 , is used everywhere else in the Passive Voice, signifying, "to be happy, rejoice, make merry," and translated "to be merry" in Luke 12:19; 15:23,24,29,32; in Luke 16:19 , "fared (sumptuously);" in Revelation 11:10 , "make merry." See FARE , GLAD , REJOICE.

2: εὐθυμέω

(Strong's #2114 — Verb — euthumeo — yoo-thoo-meh'-o )

from eu, "well," and thumos, "the soul," as the principle of feeling, especially strong feeling, signifies "to make cheerful;" it is used intransitively in the NT, "to be of good cheer," Acts 27:22,25; in James 5:13 , RV, "is (any) cheerful?" (AV, "... merry?"). See CHEER.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Merry'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/m/merry.html. 1940.

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