In classical Arabic, the term burūz is used to refer to the arrest that the military made before an expedition. This word passed to the Hispanic Arabic as alburúz and then to our language as joy.

The first meaning mentioned by the dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE) indicates that joy is joy, satisfaction or enjoyment of great intensity. For example: “The arrival of the American player sparked jubilation among supporters of the team”, “Children laughed with joy throughout the afternoon”, “The singer gleefully announced that next month will begin a world tour”.

The joy is usually produced by a pleasant surprise, good news or the realization of something expected. Take the case of the Argentine basketball team, when in 2004 he won the gold medal at the Athens Olympics. That was the first Olympic medal in history for the team and was achieved after eliminating the great favorite (United States) in the semifinals. That is why the success was celebrated with joy by all the players and also by the Argentines in general.

Other situations that can lead to a person experiencing a real feeling of joy are from having been able to finish their studies to finding a job through getting married to the person they love or having a child. And those would also be joined by receiving a yes to the marriage request or having managed to win a significant sum of money by participating in a contest.

In Spain there is a very popular expression that precisely makes use of the term that we are addressing. We are referring to “What joy, what joy!”. It is usually used to be able to clearly express the happiness felt by some relevant event or a success achieved.

However, its curiosity is that it is known, above all, for being used in the tombolas of fairs and similar events. Specifically, in them, years ago, it was very common to hear the owners of those attracting customers through the megaphone with the phrase: “What joy, what joy! Another pilot puppy.” And it was that this was a stuffed toy with which many people who decided to make their bet in the tombola on duty were rewarded.

The RAE also alludes to exhilaration as a disorder or disorder of extraordinary characteristics: “Since the fall of the regime, the nation has lived in constant exhilaration that nobody manages to control”, “The irruption of an armed man on the stage caused elation in the crowd, “” The exhilaration in the office was great when the boss announced that he was going to resign because he disagreed with the president of the company. ”

Likewise, we cannot overlook the fact that there are works that use the word we are addressing in their titles. This would be the case, for example, of “Book of the first joy that wine produces about the finery of the Kingdom of Almería”. Its authorship falls on The Mugrib of Ibn Said ad-Magribi.