CHARIO: Rejoice

  *** chairó ***
Strong’s Concordance
chairó: to rejoice, be glad

Original Word: χαίρω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: chairó
Phonetic Spelling: (khah’-ee-ro)
Short Definition: I rejoice, am glad
Definition: I rejoice, am glad; also a salutation: Hail.

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5463 xaírō (from the root xar-, “favorably disposed, leaning towards” and cognate with 5485 /xáris, “grace”) – properly, to delight in God’s grace (“rejoice”) – literally, to experience God’s grace (favor), be conscious (glad) for His grace.

5463 /xaírō (“glad for grace“) has a direct “etymological connection with xaris (grace)” (DNTT, 2, 356). S. Zodhiates (Dict, 1467) likewise comments that 5479 /xará (“joy”) and 5485 /xáris (“grace”) are cognate with 5463 /xaírō (“to rejoice”), i.e. all share the same root and therefore the same core (fundamental) meaning.

[The etymological link between 5463 /xaírō (“rejoice”), 5479 /xará (“joy”) and 5485 /xáris (“grace”) – i.e. that they are all cognates – is brought out by LS (p 1,976), Zod (Dict), CBL, Wigram’s Englishman’s Greek Concordance (Ed. Ralph Winters), Word Study Greek-English NT (Tyndale, Ed. Paul McReynolds); see also DNTT (2,356) and TDNT (9; 359,60).

TDNT likewise groups them as cognates, referring to 5479 (xará) as the noun-form (nomen actionis) and discussing them separately in terms of their distinctive connotations.]

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NAS Exhaustive Concordance

Word Origin
a prim. verb
Definition
to rejoice, be glad
NASB Translation
am glad (1), glad (7), gladly (1), greeted* (1), greeting (2), greetings (4), hail (4), joyfully (1), make (1), rejoice (33), rejoiced (8), rejoices (2), rejoicing (10).

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Thayer’s Greek Lexicon

STRONGS NT 5463: χαίρω

χαίρω; imperfect ἔχαιρον; future χαρήσομαι (Luke 1:14; John 16:20, 22; Philippians 1:18, for the earlier form καιρήσω, cf. (Winers Grammar, 90 (86); Buttmann, 68 (60)); Alexander Buttmann (1873) Ausf. Spr. ii. 322f; Matthiae, § 255, under the word; Kühner, § 343 under the word; Krüger, § 40, under the word; (Veitch, under the word)), once χάρω (Revelation 11:10 Rec., a form occurring nowhere else); 2 aorist (passive as active) ἐχάρην (cf. συγχαίρω, at the beginning); from Homer down; the Sept. for שָׂמַח, גִּיל, שׂוּשׂ; to rejoice, be glad;a. in the properly, and strict sense: (Mark 14:11);

b. in a broader sense, to be well, to thrive; in salutations, the imperative χαῖρε, “Hail!” Latinsalve (so from Homer down): Matthew 26:49;
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Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance

farewell, be glad, God speed, rejoice.A primary verb; to be “cheer”ful, i.e. Calmly happy or well-off; impersonally, especially as salutation (on meeting or parting), be well — farewell, be glad, God speed, greeting, hall, joy(- fully), rejoice.

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