elation (n.) late 14c., from O.Fr. elacion "elation, conceit, arrogance, vanity," from L. elationem (nom. elatio), noun of action from elatus "elevated," form used as pp. of efferre, from ex- "out" + latus (see OBLATE (Cf. oblate) (n.)), pp. of ferre "carry" (see INFER (Cf. infer)). Metaphoric sense of "lifting spirits" was in Latin and has always been the principal meaning in English.

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