Felicita



[fi-lis-i-tee] /fɪˈlɪs ɪ ti/

noun
1.
a female given name, form of .
/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
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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    [fi-lis-i-teyt] /fɪˈlɪs ɪˌteɪt/ verb (used with object), felicitated, felicitating. 1. to compliment upon a happy event; congratulate. 2. Archaic. to make happy. adjective 3. Obsolete. made happy. /fɪˈlɪsɪˌteɪt/ verb 1. to wish joy to; congratulate v. 1620s, “to render happy;” 1630s, “to reckon happy;” from Latin felicitatus, past participle of felicitare “to make happy,” from […]

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    [fi-lis-i-teyt] /fɪˈlɪs ɪˌteɪt/ verb (used with object), felicitated, felicitating. 1. to compliment upon a happy event; congratulate. 2. Archaic. to make happy. adjective 3. Obsolete. made happy. /fɪˈlɪsɪˌteɪt/ verb 1. to wish joy to; congratulate v. 1620s, “to render happy;” 1630s, “to reckon happy;” from Latin felicitatus, past participle of felicitare “to make happy,” from […]

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    [fi-lis-i-tey-shuh n] /fɪˌlɪs ɪˈteɪ ʃən/ noun 1. an expression of good wishes; congratulation. /fɪˌlɪsɪˈteɪʃənz/ plural noun, sentence substitute 1. a less common word for congratulation n. 1709, noun of action from felicitate. Related: Felicitations.



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