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[fi-lis-i-tee] /fɪˈlɪs ɪ ti/
a female given name, form of Felicia.
Also, Felicita
[fi-lis-i-tuh] /fɪˈlɪs ɪ tə/ (Show IPA)
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  • My duties not requiring me to be away from Arequipa often, much of my time was spent with felicita.

  • I had never mentioned to Don Julian or felicita his manner of life.

  • To Phebe, and to her alone, he was still a living man, unless sometimes felicita thought of him.

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  • He would be gone several days, but felicita would stay here.

  • In a few moments felicita was entering the dark den where the fate of her book was in the balance.

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  • I demanded, “quick, I say,” but he could only gasp “felicita!”

  • The deep gloom on her bright young face struck felicita for the first time.

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  • felicita's pale face could not grow paler, but she shivered perceptibly.

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  • But for her ardent sympathy for felicita, Phebe would have been herself overwhelmed.

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  • Mr. Clifford's keen eyes were fastened upon felicita with admiration.

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British Dictionary definitions for felicita


noun (pl) -ties
happiness; joy
a cause of happiness
an appropriate expression or style
the quality or display of such expressions or style
(philosophy) appropriateness (of a speech act). The performative I appoint you ambassador can only possess felicity if uttered by one in whom the authority for such appointments is vested
Word Origin
C14: from Latin fēlīcitās happiness, from fēlix happy
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Word Origin and History for felicita



late 14c., from Old French felicite (14c.) "happiness," from Latin felicitatem (nominative felicitas) "happiness, fertility," from felix (genitive felicis) "happy, fortunate, fruitful, fertile," from Latin root *fe-, equivalent of PIE *dhe(i)- "to suck, suckle, produce, yield" (see fecund).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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