Benedict meaning

bĕnĭ-dĭkt
(person, proper) A masculine name: dim. Ben; var. Bennet, Bennett.
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(person) (a.d. 480?-543?); It. monk: founder of the Benedictine order: his day is July 11
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(person) (born Prospero Lambertini) 1675-1758; pope (1740-58)
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(person) (born Giacomo della Chiesa) 1854-1922; pope (1914-22)
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(person) (born Joseph Alois Ratzinger) 1927-; pope (2005-13)
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(person) 1887-1948; U.S. anthropologist.
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(rare) A newly married man, especially one who was previously a confirmed bachelor.
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(obsolete) Having mild and salubrious qualities.
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A newly married man who was previously considered a confirmed bachelor.
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A recently married man, esp. one who seemed to be a confirmed bachelor.
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Origin of benedict

  • After Benedick , a character in Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin benedictus, past participle of benedicere (“to bless”). See benison, and compare bennet.

    From Wiktionary

  • From Benedicke (a variant of Benedict), a character in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, 1598.

    From Wiktionary