beatitude

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See also: béatitude

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Etymology[edit]

From French béatitude, from Latin beātitūdō (happiness, blessedness), from beātus (happy, blessed).

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beatitude (plural beatitudes)

  1. (uncountable) Supreme, utmost bliss and happiness.
    • 1887, Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet, part 1, chapter 6
      Here is Gregson coming down the road with beatitude written upon every feature of his face.
  2. Any one of the Biblical blessings given by Jesus in Matthew 5:3–12. E.g.: "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth"(Matthew 5:5).

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