Definition of Felix culpa

1. Phrase. (literally) A "happy fault" or "fortunate fall". ¹

2. Phrase. (literary) A series of miserable events will eventually lead to a happier outcome. ¹

3. Phrase. (religion) The Biblical story of the fall of Adam and Eve and the loss of the Garden of Eden, known theologically as the source of original sin - meaning that this loss of innocence was a fortunate fall because of the good that would come from it, that is, Christian redemption and the eventual hope of Heaven. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Felix Culpa

feline panleukopenia virus
feline pneumonitis
feline polioencephalomyelitis
feline rhinotracheitis virus
feline sarcoma
feline sarcoma virus
feline urolithiasis syndrome
feline urological syndrome
feline viral rhinotracheitis
felix culpa (current term)
felix culpas
fell about
fell asleep
fell back on
fell back upon
fell in
fell off
fell off the turnip truck
fell out
fell over
fell pregnant
fell short
fell under

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