Nehama (med_cat) wrote in 1word1day,
Nehama
med_cat
1word1day

Friday words: Felicity and Festivus

Best wishes to everyone reading, this holiday season and in the coming year :)
~~
Two words, to make up for missing last Friday:

felicity, n. fe·lic·i·ty \fi-ˈli-sə-tē\, pl. felicities

1a : the quality or state of being happy; especially : great happiness ("marital felicity")
b : an instance of happiness

2: something that causes happiness

3: a pleasing manner or quality especially in art or language ("a felicity with words")

4: an apt expression


Example:
I've always admired his felicity with words.

He told his friends that his marriage had brought him a felicity that he had never known before.

Etymology
Middle English felicite, from Anglo-French felicité, from Latin felicitat-, felicitas, from felic-, felix fruitful, happy.

First Known Use: 14th century

Festivus:

There are those who eschew the more traditional December holidays as too religious, too commercial, too too. They have found solace and fellowship in the modern made-up replacement: Festivus.

Festivus first made its public appearance in a 1997 episode of the hit TV show “Seinfeld”.


Read more in this article from Merriam-Webster Online.
Tags: f, latin, made-up, noun, wordsmith: med_cat
Subscribe

  • Sunday Word: Cerulean

    cerulean [s uh- roo-lee- uhn] adjective: resembling the blue of the sky; a shade of blue ranging between azure and a darker sky blue…

  • Tuesday word: Proficient

    Thursday, June 6, 2013 Proficient (adjective, noun) pro·fi·cient [pruh-fish-uhnt] adjective 1. well-advanced or competent in any art, science,…

  • Tuesday word: Bourgeois

    Tuesday, July 6, 2021 Bourgeois (noun, adjective) bour·geois [boor-zhwah, boor-zhwah; French boor-zhwa] noun plural bour·geois 1. a member of…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Comments allowed for members only

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

  • 0 comments