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Felicia

[fuh-lish-uh, -lish-ee-uh, -lee-shuh, -lis-ee-uh] /fəˈlɪʃ ə, -ˈlɪʃ i ə, -ˈli ʃə, -ˈlɪs i ə/
noun
1.
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “happy.”.
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  • Come on, Felicia, let's make a fire of grease wood so he can find us.

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  • Felicia soon grew weary of the game of fire building and begged off.

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  • He spread it before the fire and urged Felicia to lie down on it.

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  • Roger laid Felicia's head on the blanket and clambered stiffly to his feet.

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  • Felicia set her basket in the sand and rushed into her sister's arms.

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  • "You made me sick at heart with fear, Felicia," replied Charley.

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Word Origin and History for Felicia

fem. proper name, from Latin felix (genitive felicis) "happy" (see felicity).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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