Word Summary
euphrainō: to cheer, make merry
Original Word: εὐφραίνω
Transliteration: euphrainō
Phonetic Spelling: (yoo-frah'-ee-no)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to cheer, make merry
Meaning: to cheer, make merry
Strong's Concordance
make glad, be merry, rejoice.

From eu and phren; to put (middle voice or passively, be) in a good frame of mind, i.e. Rejoice -- fare, make glad, be (make) merry, rejoice.

see GREEK eu

see GREEK phren

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2165: εὐφραίνω

εὐφραίνω; passive, present ἐυφραίνομαι; imperfect εὐφραινόμην (Acts 7:41, where a few manuscripts have ἠυφραίνω (cf. WH's Appendix, p. 162)); 1 aorist εὐφράνθην and L T Tr WH ηὐφράνθην (Acts 2:26; see references in εὐδοκέω, at the beginning); 1 future εὐφρανθήσομαι; (εὖ and φρήν); in the Sept. very often actively for שִׂמַּח to make joyful, and passive for שָׂמַח to be joyful, sometimes for רָנַן to sing; in Greek writings from Homer down; to gladden, make joyful: τινα, 2 Corinthians 2:2 (opposed to λύπειν). Passive to be glad, to be merry, to rejoice: absolutely, Luke 16:32; Acts 2:26 (from Psalm 15:9 ()); Romans 15:10 (fr. Deuteronomy 32:43); Galatians 4:27 (from Isaiah 54:1); Revelation 11:10; Revelation 12:12; ἐν τίνι, to rejoice in, be delighted with, a thing, Acts 7:41 (Xenophon, Hier. 1, 16); ἐπί τίνι, Revelation 18:20 L T Tr WH (for Rec. ἐπ' αὐτήν); of the merriment of a feast, Luke 12:19; Luke 15:23f, 29 (Deuteronomy 14:25 (); ); with λαμπρῶς added, to live sumptuously: Luke 16:19 (Homer, Odyssey 2, 311; Xenophon, Cyril 8, 7, 12).