Gratulation - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
Gratulation[ 1,,G3108, makarismos ]
denotes a declaration of blessedness, a felicitation;" it is translated "gratulation" in Galatians 4:15, RV (AV, "blessedness"); the Galatian converts had counted themselves happy when they heard and received the Gospel from Paul; he asks them rhetorically what had become of that spirit which had animated them; the word is rendered "blessing" in Romans 4:6,9. See BLESSING, C, No. 2.