Origin of benedictalteration of Benedick, the bachelor in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing who marries Beatrice
Origin of BenedictEcclesiastical Late Latin Benedictus, literally , blessed: see benediction
- ( 480?-543?); It. monk: founder of the Benedictine order: his day is July 11also called Saint Benedict of Nur′sia
- (born Prospero Lambertini) 1675-1758; pope (1740-58)
- (born Giacomo della Chiesa) 1854-1922; pope (1914-22)
- (born Joseph Alois Ratzinger) 1927-; pope (2005-13)
- 1887-1948; U.S. anthropologist
Origin of benedictAfter Benedick , a character in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare
- (rare) A newly married man, especially one who was previously a confirmed bachelor.
From Benedicke (a variant of Benedict), a character in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, 1598.
(comparative more benedict, superlative most benedict)