The definition of benign is something good, kind or not dangerous.(adjective)
See benign in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME & OFr benigne < L benignus, good, lit., well-born < bene, well (cf. sense development of gentle) + genus, birth: see genus
See benign in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English benigne
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin benignus; see genə- in Indo-European roots.
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