• v. To celebrate.

Example Sentences

  • "It is always a mitzva to attend a simcha and to be 'mesameyach,' but it is highlighted and magnified when there is so much at stake and so much sacrifice involved in doing so safely." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Yiddish


  • Y משׂמח זײַן mesameyakh zayn

    • Who Uses This

      • Older: Jews who are middle-aged and older
      • Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage


      • North America


      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      to be mesameyach

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