1400–50; late Middle English amit(i)e < Middle French amitie, Old French amiste(t) < Vulgar Latin *amicitāt-, stem of amīcitās, derivative of Latin amīcus. See ami, amiable, -ity

amity, enmity. Unabridged


a female given name. Unabridged
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amity (ˈæmɪtɪ)
n , pl -ties
friendship; cordiality
[C15: from Old French amité, from Medieval Latin amīcitās friendship, from Latin amīcus friend]

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Word Origin & History

mid-15c., "friendly relations," from M.Fr. amitie (13c.), from O.Fr. amistie (11c.), from V.L. *amicitatem (nom. amicitas) "friendship," from L. amicus "friendly;" related to amare "to love" (see Amy).
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Example sentences for amity
Amity is a seaside town on long island, rather than its own island.
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