Benjamin

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See also: benjamin, Benjamín, and Benjámin

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From the Ancient Greek Βενιαμίν (Beniamín), from Old Testament Hebrew בִּנְיָמִין (Binyamín).

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Benjamin (plural Benjamins)

  1. The youngest of the sons of Jacob and Rachel in the Bible.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version), Genesis 35:18:
      And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.
    • 1908, George Bernard Shaw, Getting Married:
      What about the youngest child - the Benjamin - the child of its parents' mature strength and charity, always better treated than the unfortunate eldest children of their youthful ignorance and wilfulness?
  2. A male given name of biblical origin.
    • 2007 Mark Schreiber, Starcrossed, Llewellyn Worldwide, ISBN 0738710016, page 53:
      "Well, who the hell ever thinks some boy with a name like Benjamin is going to kill someone?" I said. "It's like someone named Winnie the Pooh taking hostages!"

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Benjamin (plural Benjamins)

  1. (US, slang) A US$100 bill, which bears a portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Often used in the plural form to indicate large sums of money.
    • 2006 April 12, Dean Ornish, "Health Care: It's All About the Benjamins", in Newsweek [1]
    • 2002, All About the Benjamins [2]
    • 2007, Martha Baer, "It's Not All About The Benjamins", in Tango Magazine [3]

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Benjamin

  1. Benjamin (Biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈbenjɑmin]
  • Hyphenation: Ben‧ja‧min

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Benjamin

  1. A male given name.
  2. Benjamin (Biblical figure)

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Benjamin

  1. Genitive singular form of Benjam.

French[edit]

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Benjamin

  1. Benjamin (Biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

German[edit]

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Benjamin

  1. Benjamin (Biblical figure)
  2. A male given name; diminutive: Ben

Manx[edit]

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Benjamin m

  1. A male given name.

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Benjamin

  1. Benjamin (Biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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Benjamin

  1. Benjamin (Biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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