Alternative forms




From amīcus (friendly) +‎ -itia.





amīcitia f (genitive amīcitiae); first declension

  1. friendship
    Synonym: familiāritās
    Antonyms: simultās, hostīlitās, inimīcitia, āversiō
    Amicitiam alicui renuntioto abandon one's friendship
    • c. 52 BCE, Julius Caesar, Commentarii de Bello Gallico 1.44:
      Amicitiam populi Romani sibi ornamento et praesidio, non detrimento esse oportere, atque se hac spe petisse.
      That the friendship of the Roman people ought to prove to him an ornament and a safeguard, not a detriment; and that he sought it with that expectation.
  2. an alliance
    Synonyms: societās, cōnsociātiō



First-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative amīcitia amīcitiae
Genitive amīcitiae amīcitiārum
Dative amīcitiae amīcitiīs
Accusative amīcitiam amīcitiās
Ablative amīcitiā amīcitiīs
Vocative amīcitia amīcitiae


  • Italian: amicizia
  • Portuguese: amicícia
  • Romanian: amiciție
  • Spanish: amicicia


  • amicitia”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • amicitia”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • amicitia in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • amicitia in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
  • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to form a friendship with any one: amicitiam cum aliquo jungere, facere, inire, contrahere
    • to keep up, foster a connection: amicitiam colere
    • I am on good terms with a person: est or intercedit mihi cum aliquo amicitia
    • to be bound by the closest ties of friendship: artissimo amicitiae vinculo or summa familiaritate cum aliquo coniunctum esse
    • to be very old friends: vetustate amicitiae coniunctum esse
    • to court a person's friendship: amicitiam alicuius appetere
    • to gain some one's friendship; to become intimate with: in amicitiam alicuius recipi
    • to gain some one's friendship; to become intimate with: ad alicuius amicitiam se conferre, se applicare
    • to admit another into the circle of one's intimates: aliquem (tertium) ad (in) amicitiam ascribere
    • to renounce, give up a friendship: amicitiam renuntiare
    • to renounce, give up a friendship: amicitiam dissuere, dissolvere, praecīdere
    • the word amicitia comes from amare: nomen amicitiae (or simply amicitia) dicitur ab amando
    • the book treats of friendship: hic liber est de amicitia (not agit) or hoc libro agitur de am.
    • to be on friendly terms with the Roman people: in amicitia populi Romani esse (Liv. 22. 37)