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.