Definition of felicitas
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LNS
fēlīcitās, fēlīcitātis
1. felix, felix
noun (f., 3rd declension)
  1. Fruitfulness, fertility
  2. Happiness, felicity
Abbreviations
fēlīcitas, ātis, f. 1. felix. (Acc. to felix, I.) Fruitfulness, fertility (post-Aug. and rare): felicitas major Babyloniae Seleuciae, Plin. 18, 18, 47, § 170: terrae, Plin. Ep. 3, 19, 6.

— (Acc. to felix, II.) Happiness, felicity (the predom. signif. of the word; syn.: fortuna, fors, sors, fatum): neque enim quicquam aliud est felicitas, nisi honestarum rerum prosperitas, Cic. Fragm. ap. Amm. 21, 16: fuit felix, si potest ulla in scelere esse felicitas, id. Phil. 2, 24, 59; id. Brut. 96, 329: alii fortuna felicitatem dedit, huic industria virtutem comparavit, Auct. Her. 4, 20, 27: reliquum est, ut de felicitate pauca dicamus, good-fortune, luckiness, Cic. de Imp. Pomp. 16, 47; cf.: ego sic existimo in summo imperatore quatuor has res inesse oportere, scientiam rei militaris, virtutem, auctoritatem, felicitatem, id. ib. 10, 28: felicitas in re, id. Font. 15, 32; cf.: felicitatem Helvetiorum bello esse perspectam, Caes. B. G. 1, 40, 13: ut paulum ad summam felicitatem defuisse videretur, id. ib. 6, 43 fin.: quo simul atque intus est itum, incredibili felicitate Auster in Africum se vertit, id. B. C. 3, 26 fin.: haec (mala) omnia subterfugere, non modo sapientiae, sed etiam felicitatis esse, Cic. Lael. 10, 35: quasi non et felicitas rerum gestarum exercitus benevolentiam imperatoribus, et res adversae odia concilient, Caes. B. C. 2, 31, 3.

—In plur.: bonae felicitates, Ter. Eun. 2, 3, 32: ea vis ipsa, quae saepe incredibiles huic urbi felicitates atque opes attulit, Cic. Mil. 31, 84.

— Fēlīcitas, personified as a deity, Cic. Verr. 2, 4, 2, § 4; Aug. Civ. D. 4, 18, 23; Suet. Tib. 5.
 
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