blessed + -ness
- The state or condition of being blessed, holy.
- 1594, William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Act 1
- Thrice-blessed they that master so their blood
- To undergo such maiden pilgrimage:
- But earthlier happy is the rose distill'd
- Than that which, withering on the virgin thorn,
- Grows, lives, and dies, in single blessedness.