- to gladden another person
- "It's a mitzvah to be mesameach the chosson v'kallah [bride and groom]."
Languages of Origin
Textual Hebrew, Yiddish
Heb משמח mesaméakh 'gladden, cheer up' (infinitive לשמח lesaméakh), Yiddish משׂמח זײַן mesaméyekh zayn 'to gladden, entertain' (a periphrastic verb with invariant Hebrew element)
Who Uses This
Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)
Always used as a periphrastic verb (with the verb "to be")
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