Romeo and Juliet

What is the meaning of this Shakespeare quote: "O happy dagger!"?

(5.3.175), Juliet

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Juliet is about to stabl herself after she finds her Romeo has killed himself by trinking the poison. She is saying the daggar will be happy to meet its new sheath (cover).

O happy dagger,. This is thy sheath.