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See also: FELIX, Felix, Félix, and Fêlix



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.



fēlīx (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


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


  • felix in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • felix in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “felix”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • felix in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français [Illustrated Latin-French Dictionary], Hachette
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to turn out (well); to result (satisfactorily): eventum, exitum (felicem) habere
    • may heaven's blessing rest on it: quod bonum, faustum, felix, fortunatumque sit! (Div. 1. 45. 102)
  • felix in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • felix in William Smith, editor (1848) A Dictionary of Greek Biography and Mythology, London: John Murray