Benjamin

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See also: benjamin, Benjamín, and Benjámin

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Etymology[edit]

From the Ancient Greek Βενιαμίν ‎(Beniamín), from Old Testament Hebrew בִּנְיָמִין ‎(Binyamín).

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Benjamin ‎(plural Benjamins)

  1. The youngest of the sons of Jacob and Rachel in the Bible.
    • 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version), Genesis 35:18:
      And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin.
    • 1908, George Bernard Shaw, Getting Married:
      What about the youngest child - the Benjamin - the child of its parents' mature strength and charity, always better treated than the unfortunate eldest children of their youthful ignorance and wilfulness?
  2. A male given name of biblical origin.
    • 2007 Mark Schreiber, Starcrossed, Llewellyn Worldwide, ISBN 0738710016, page 53:
      "Well, who the hell ever thinks some boy with a name like Benjamin is going to kill someone?" I said. "It's like someone named Winnie the Pooh taking hostages!"

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Benjamin ‎(plural Benjamins)

  1. (US, slang) A US$100 bill, which bears a portrait of Benjamin Franklin. Often used in the plural form to indicate large sums of money.
    • 2006 April 12, Dean Ornish, "Health Care: It's All About the Benjamins", in Newsweek [1]
    • 2002, All About the Benjamins [2]
    • 2007, Martha Baer, "It's Not All About The Benjamins", in Tango Magazine [3]

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Benjamin

  1. Benjamin (Biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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Finnish[edit]

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  • IPA(key): [ˈbenjɑmin]
  • Hyphenation: Ben‧ja‧min

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Benjamin

  1. A male given name.
    • 1923 Frans Hjalmar Nortamo, Helmikoristeinen kirjanmerkki, WSOY (1947), page 33:
      Rovasti oli sitä paitsi arvellut olevan parasta, että Penua tästä lähtien ruvettaisiin kutsumaan Kustaaksi, koska nimi Benjamin ja sen lyhennys Penu varmasti antaisi hänen koulutovereilleen aihetta pilan tekoon ja härnäilemiseen.
  2. Benjamin (Biblical figure)
    • 1933 Pyhä Raamattu 1 Moos.35:18:
      Mutta kun hänen henkensä oli lähtemäisillään, sillä hänen oli kuoltava, antoi hän hänelle nimen Benoni, mutta hänen isänsä antoi hänelle nimen Benjamin.
      And it came to pass, as her soul was in departing, (for she died) that she called his name Benoni: but his father called him Benjamin. (KJV Genesis 35:18)

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Benjamin (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative Benjamin Benjaminit
genitive Benjaminin Benjaminien
partitive Benjaminia Benjamineja
illative Benjaminiin Benjamineihin
singular plural
nominative Benjamin Benjaminit
accusative nom.? Benjamin Benjaminit
gen. Benjaminin
genitive Benjaminin Benjaminien
partitive Benjaminia Benjamineja
inessive Benjaminissa Benjamineissa
elative Benjaminista Benjamineista
illative Benjaminiin Benjamineihin
adessive Benjaminilla Benjamineilla
ablative Benjaminilta Benjamineilta
allative Benjaminilleˣ Benjamineilleˣ
essive Benjaminina Benjamineina
translative Benjaminiksi Benjamineiksi
instructive Benjaminein
abessive Benjaminitta Benjamineitta
comitative Benjamineineen

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Benjamin

  1. Genitive singular form of Benjam.

French[edit]

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Benjamin

  1. Benjamin (Biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

German[edit]

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Benjamin

  1. Benjamin (Biblical figure)
  2. A male given name; diminutive: Ben

Manx[edit]

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Benjamin m

  1. A male given name.

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Benjamin

  1. Benjamin (Biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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Benjamin

  1. Benjamin (Biblical figure)
  2. A male given name.

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