benedicite

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin benedīcō (I commend), bene- +‎ dico.

Noun[edit]

benedicite m (invariable)

  1. grace (prayer said before a meal)

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

benedīcite

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of benedīcō

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “benedicite”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

Middle English[edit]

Interjection[edit]

benedicite

  1. bless you
    • Geoffrey Chaucer, The Miller's Tale
      "What? Absolon, what? Christe's sweete tree, / Why rise so rath? hey! Benedicite, / What aileth you? some gay girl, God it wote, / Hath brought you thus upon the viretote []