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Felicity

[fi-lis-i-tee] /fɪˈlɪs ɪ ti/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Felicia.
Also, Felicita
[fi-lis-i-tuh] /fɪˈlɪs ɪ tə/ (Show IPA)
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British Dictionary definitions for felicitas

felicity

/fɪˈlɪsɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
happiness; joy
2.
a cause of happiness
3.
an appropriate expression or style
4.
the quality or display of such expressions or style
5.
(philosophy) appropriateness (of a speech act). The performative I appoint you ambassador can only possess felicity if uttered by one in whom the authority for such appointments is vested
Word Origin
C14: from Latin fēlīcitās happiness, from fēlix happy
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Word Origin and History for felicitas

felicity

n.

late 14c., from Old French felicite (14c.) "happiness," from Latin felicitatem (nominative felicitas) "happiness, fertility," from felix (genitive felicis) "happy, fortunate, fruitful, fertile," from Latin root *fe-, equivalent of PIE *dhe(i)- "to suck, suckle, produce, yield" (see fecund).

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