Benedict

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Saint Benedict, founder of the Benedictine Order, from Late Latin benedictus (blessed, well spoken of), from Latin benedīcō (I bless, I speak well of). Doublet of Bennett, Benoit, and Benito.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: bĕ'nədĭkt, IPA(key): /ˈbɛnədɪkt/
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Benedict (countable and uncountable, plural Benedicts)

  1. (countable) A male given name from Latin, particularly of the sixth-century founder of the Benedictine order, and of several popes.
  2. (countable) A surname originating as a patronymic.
  3. A placename
    1. A city and village in Kansas, United States.
    2. A census-designated place in Maryland, United States.
    3. A village in Nebraska, United States.
    4. A city and village in North Dakota, United States.

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Proper noun[edit]

Benedict m (proper noun, strong, genitive Benedicts)

  1. a male given name, a less common variant of Benedikt