When you are delighted with the coming of a new baby, this is an example of a time when you exult over the birth.
- to rejoice greatly; be jubilant; glory
- Obs. to leap up; leap with joy
Origin of exultFrench exulter ; from Classical Latin exultare, exsultare, to leap up, leap for joy ; from ex-, intensive + saltare, frequentative of salire: see salient
intransitive verbex·ult·ed, ex·ult·ing, ex·ults
- To rejoice greatly; be jubilant or triumphant.
- Obsolete To leap upward, especially for joy.
Origin of exultLatin exsultare : ex-, ex- + saltare, to dance, frequentative of sal&imacron;re, to leap; see sel- in Indo-European roots.
- ex·ul′tance, ex·ul′tan·cy
(third-person singular simple present exults, present participle exulting, simple past and past participle exulted)
- to rejoice, be very happy
From Middle French exulter, from Latin exsultare, frequentative of exsilire ‘jump up’, from ex- + salire ‘jump, leap’.