felix

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See also: FELIX, Felix, Félix, and Fêlix

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁-lw-i, from *dʰeh₁(y)-(to suckle). Cognate with Ancient Greek θῆλυς(thêlus).[1] See also fēmina, fētus, fēcundus, fēnus, fīlius, fellō.

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Adjective[edit]

fēlīx m, f, n ‎(genitive fēlīcis, comparative fēlīcior, superlative fēlīcissimus); third declension

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

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008) Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill

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