benedico

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Verb[edit]

benedico

  1. first-person singular present indicative of benedire
  2. first-person singular present indicative of benedicere

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bene (well) + dīcō (speak).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

present active benedīcō, present infinitive benedīcere, perfect active benedīxī, supine benedictum

  1. I speak well of someone, commend.
  2. (Late Latin, Ecclesiastical Latin) I bless, praise.
    Benedicite, omnia opera Domini [1]
    All ye works of the Lord, praise ye the Lord

Usage notes[edit]

This is used as a compound only outside of Classical Latin.

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References[edit]

  • benedico in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879