Complete Definition of "Benedict"

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English

Pronunciation
bÄ'nÉdÄ­kt, /ËbÉnÉdɪkt/, /<tt>"[email protected]</tt>/

Etymology
From LL. Benedictus blessed, well spoken of, from L. benedicte bless

Proper noun
en-proper noun

  1. given name|male, best known for the sixth-century founder of the Benedictine order.
  2. A surname derived from the given name.

Usage notes
Benedict is a name used by a number of popes of the w:Roman Catholic Church|Roman Catholic Church, each one following it with a roman numeral. For example, the present pope (2005-) is w:Benedict XVI|Benedict XVI.

Related terms
Benedictine
benediction
Benedicta
Bennett
Bennet, bennet

Translations
trans-top|male given name
Breton: Benedig
Danish: Bent
Finnish: Pentti
French: Benoît
German: Benedikt
trans-mid
Icelandic: Benedikt
Italian: Benedetto
Norwegian: Bendik
Swedish: Bengt
trans-bottom

References
"Benedict" in the on-line etymology dictionary, accessed on 2005-04-30


German

Proper noun
Benedict

  1. given name|male||de:, a less common spelling of Benedikt

sr:Benedict

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