bem

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Indo-Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Portuguese bem (well; very), from Old Portuguese ben, from Latin bene (well).

Adverb[edit]

bem

  1. very (to a high degree)
    • 1883, Hugo Schuchardt, Kreolische Studien, volume 3:
      Trasê tamêm um vaquinh bem gord e matá par nós comê e par nós regalá:
      Bring also a small and very fat cow and kill (it) for us to eat and for us to feast on:

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

bem

  1. rafsi of bemro.

Old Irish[edit]

Verb[edit]

·bem

  1. first-person plural present subjunctive conjunct of at·tá

Related terms[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
·bem ·bem
pronounced with /-v(ʲ)-/
·mbem
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese ben, from Latin bene (well).

Adverb[edit]

bem (comparatives mais bem, melhor superlative o mais bem)

  1. well; accurately; competently
  2. well; fairly (to a significant degree)
  3. (familiar) very (to a high degree)
  4. well; healthy
  5. favorably; fairly; justly
  6. fully, completely
  7. exactly; right on
    Chegaram bem na hora.
    They arrived right on time
    Bem no alvo.
    Right on target.
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Interjection[edit]

bem

  1. used to express approval
  2. used to introduce a new sentence, idea or line of thought
Synonyms[edit]
  • (expression of approval): bravo

Noun[edit]

bem m (plural bens)

  1. (uncountable, sometimes capitalised) the ensemble of forces that conspire for good, as opposed to evil.
  2. virtue
  3. benefit, profit
  4. a good, a property
  5. darling, loved one
Synonyms[edit]
Antonyms[edit]
  • (favorable forces): Mal
  • (virtue): mal
  • (benefit): mal

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

bem

  1. first-person plural present tense form of bea.
  2. first-person plural subjunctive form of bea.