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[fee-liks] /ˈfi lɪks/
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “happy, lucky.”.

Felix I

Saint, died a.d. 274, pope 269–274.

Felix III

Saint, died a.d. 492, pope 483–492.

Felix IV

Saint, died a.d. 530, pope 526–530.


[vahyn-gahrt-nuh r] /ˈvaɪnˌgɑrt nər/
(Paul) Felix (Edler von Münzberg)
[poul fey-liks eyd-luh r fuh n mynts-berk] /paʊl ˈfeɪ lɪks ˈeɪd lər fən ˈmüntsˌbɛrk/ (Show IPA),
1863–1942, Austrian composer, conductor, and writer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I was an orphan, and had lived with my Uncle Felix three years.

    The Last Cruise of the Spitfire Edward Stratemeyer
  • "Faix, that's jist what I thought he was whin Oi foired at him," added Felix.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • Can you give him a change, Felix, something more solemn like.

    Rocky Mountain Boys St. George Rathborne
  • "I wonder can the blackguard swim," said Felix, who had his rifle ready to fire.

    Four Young Explorers Oliver Optic
  • "Yes," answered Felix, in a voice faltering with eager emotion.

    Cobwebs and Cables Hesba Stretton
Word Origin and History for Felix

masc. proper name, from Latin felix "happy" (see felicity).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Felix in the Bible

happy, the Roman procurator of Judea before whom Paul "reasoned" (Acts 24:25). He appears to have expected a bribe from Paul, and therefore had several interviews with him. The "worthy deeds" referred to in 24:2 was his clearing the country of banditti and impostors. At the end of a two years' term, Porcius Festus was appointed in the room of Felix (A.D. 60), who proceeded to Rome, and was there accused of cruelty and malversation of office by the Jews of Caesarea. The accusation was rendered nugatory by the influence of his brother Pallas with Nero. (See Josephus, Ant. xx. 8, 9.) Drusilla, the daughter of Herod Agrippa, having been induced by Felix to desert her husband, the king of Emesa, became his adulterous companion. She was seated beside him when Paul "reasoned" before the judge. When Felix gave place to Festus, being "willing to do the Jews a pleasure," he left Paul bound.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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