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Fe­liz and Fe­lic­i­ty, Fe­cund

Fe­liz (Span­ish for “hap­pi­ness”) comes from the Latin fe­lix, mean­ing both “hap­py” and “fer­tile”.

It is in­deed cu­ri­ous how, lin­guis­ti­cal­ly, hap­pi­ness and hav­ing chil­dren and plen­ti­ful crops are deeply in­ter­twined.

From the same root, we get the Eng­lish fe­lic­i­ty, which we can see in the f‑l-z to f‑l-c map­ping very clear­ly.

Most dis­tant­ly, we al­so have the Eng­lish fe­cund and fe­tus.


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