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elation

[ih-ley-shuh n] /ɪˈleɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
a feeling or state of great joy or pride; exultant gladness; high spirits.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English elacioun (< Anglo-French) < Latin ēlātiōn- (stem of ēlātiō), equivalent to ēlāt(us) (see elate) + -iōn- -ion
Related forms
self-elation, noun
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elation

/ɪˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
joyfulness or exaltation of spirit, as from success, pleasure, or relief; high spirits
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Word Origin and History for self-elation

elation

n.

late 14c., from Old French elacion "elation, conceit, arrogance, vanity," from Latin elationem (nominative elatio), noun of action from elatus "elevated," form used as past participle of efferre, from ex- "out" + latus (see oblate (n.)), past participle of ferre "carry" (see infer). Metaphoric sense of "lifting spirits" was in Latin and has always been the principal meaning in English.

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