benedicite

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English[edit]

Interjection[edit]

benedicite

  1. (obsolete) bless you
    • Geoffrey Chaucer, The Miller's Tale
      "What? Absolon, what? Christe's sweete tree, / Why rise so rath? hey! Benedicite, / What aileth you? some gay girl, God it wote, / Hath brought you thus upon the viretote []

Noun[edit]

benedicite (plural benedicites)

  1. A canticle (the Latin version of which begins with the word "benedicite") which may be used in the order for morning prayer in the Church of England.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin benedīcō (I commend), bene- +‎ dico.

Noun[edit]

benedicite m (invariable)

  1. grace (prayer said before a meal)

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

benedīcite

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of benedīcō