- jod-basedow phenomenon,
Origin of jocund
Examples from the Web for jocund
Wagonloads of ripe Jersey tomatoes making their way to the soup factory are a jocund sight across the river just now.
In the glow of the little yellow flames Pan seemed to be piping a jocund melody.Roads from Rome|Anne C. E. Allinson
However it is embroidered over with joys and jocund devices, with merriment or frivolity, every man knows its solemnity.Talks on Writing English|Arlo Bates
And yet, perhaps it is worth it, for what a jocund and pantheistic merriment possesses us when we escape from the shop!
He sighed for the joyous chace, for the jocund hour of return.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 2 (of 4)|Jane Porter
Word Origin for jocund
late 14c., from Latin iocundus (source of Spanish jocunde, Italian giocondo), variant (influenced by iocus "joke") of Latin iucundus "pleasant," originally "helpful," contraction of *iuvicundus, from iuvare "to please, benefit, help" (see adjutant).