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From Middle English benedyght, benedight, from Latin benedictus. More at benedict, benediction.


benedight (comparative more benedight, superlative most benedight)

  1. (obsolete, poetic) Blessed; benedict.
    • 1867, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Divine Comedy, Purgatorio: Canto XV:
      When we had reached the Angel benedight
      With joyful voice he said: "Here enter in
      To stairway far less steep than are the others."
    • 1879, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Cross of Snow
      Never through martyrdom of fire was led
      To its repose; nor can in books be read
      The legend of a life more benedight.
    • 1910, Edwin Arlington Robinson, The Town Down the River, "Uncle Ananias":
      How fondly I remember the delight
      That always glorified him in the spring;
      The joyous profusion and the benedight
      Profusion of his faith in everything!