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From affābilis (affable, courteous) +‎ -itās, from affor (speak to, address).



affābilitās f (genitive affābilitātis); third declension

  1. Affability, courtesy, kindness.
    • c. 27 CE – 66 CE, Petronius, Satyricon 61
      Niceros delectatus affabilitate amici: "Omne me, inquit, lucrum transeat, nisi iam dudum gaudimonio dissilio, quod te talem video. Itaque hilaria mera sint, etsi timeo istos scolasticos ne me rideant. Viderint: narrabo tamen, quid enim mihi aufert, qui ridet? satius est rideri quam derideri."
      Niceros was delighted by his friend's amiability and said, “May I never turn another penny if I am not ready to burst with joy at seeing you in such a good humour. Well, it shall be pure fun then, though I am afraid your clever friends will laugh at me. Still, let them; I will tell my story; what harm does a man's laugh do me? Being laughed at is more satisfactory than being sneered at.”


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative affābilitās affābilitātēs
genitive affābilitātis affābilitātum
dative affābilitātī affābilitātibus
accusative affābilitātem affābilitātēs
ablative affābilitāte affābilitātibus
vocative affābilitās affābilitātēs

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