felix

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See also: FELIX, Felix, and Félix

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-lw-i. Cognate with Ancient Greek θῆλυς (thêlus).[1] See also fēmina, fētus, fēcundus, fēnus, fīlius, fellō. Other authors connect this and the previous with Proto-Indo-European *bʰew- (to grow, produce).

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Adjective[edit]

fēlīx m, f, n (genitive fēlīcis); third declension

  1. happy, lucky, blessed, fortunate
  2. fertile, fruitful
  3. auspicious, favorable, of good omen or luck
  4. (religion, archaic) of the noble fruits offered to the deities

Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular like masculine/feminine.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative fēlīx fēlīx fēlīcēs fēlīcia
genitive fēlīcis fēlīcis fēlīcium fēlīcium
dative fēlīcī fēlīcī fēlīcibus fēlīcibus
accusative fēlīcem fēlīx fēlīcēs fēlīcia
ablative fēlīcī fēlīcī fēlīcibus fēlīcibus
vocative fēlīx fēlīx fēlīcēs fēlīcia

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Michiel de Vaan (2008), Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages, Leiden, Boston: Brill Academic Publishers

References[edit]

  • felix in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879