(Latin: happy; blessed)
Motto of German King Frederick III of Austria (1314-1330).
Motto of Lancing College, U.K.; from the New Testament: Matthew 5:8.
The Beatitudes are the opening sentences of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount which begin with "Blessed"; as, "Blessed are the poor in spirit."2. Etymology: from Latin beatitudo "perfect happiness" and from beatus, "blessed" + -tude, "quality, condition of".