Amities



friendship; peaceful harmony.
mutual understanding and a peaceful relationship, especially between nations; peace; accord.
a female given name.
Historical Examples

My sisters send their amities, and will write in a few days.
Atlantic Monthly, Volume 6, No. 38, December, 1860 Various

Po´thos.God of the amities of love;one of the numerous attendants of Venus, 106.
Myths of Greece and Rome H. A. Guerber

noun (pl) -ties
friendship; cordiality
n.

mid-15c., “friendly relations,” from Old French amitie (13c.); earlier amistie (11c.), from Vulgar Latin *amicitatem (nominative *amicitas) “friendship,” corresponding to Latin amicitia, from amicus (adj.) “friendly;” related to amare “to love” (see Amy).

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