benefactor

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English benefactor, borrowed from Medieval Latin benefactor (he who bestows a favor), from Latin benefaciō (benefit someone), from bene (good) + faciō (do, make).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) enPR: bĕn'əfăktər, IPA(key): /ˈbɛnəˌfæktɚ/
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Noun[edit]

benefactor (plural benefactors)

  1. Somebody who gives a gift, often money to a charity.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From benefaciō or benefactus +‎ -tor.

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Noun[edit]

benefactor m (genitive benefactōris); third declension

  1. (Late Latin) benefactor; one who confers a favour

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative benefactor benefactōrēs
Genitive benefactōris benefactōrum
Dative benefactōrī benefactōribus
Accusative benefactōrem benefactōrēs
Ablative benefactōre benefactōribus
Vocative benefactor benefactōrēs

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin benefactor, from Latin benefacio. Compare the inherited doublet bienhechor.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /benefaɡˈtoɾ/, [benefaɣˈt̪oɾ]
  • Hyphenation: be‧ne‧fac‧tor

Noun[edit]

benefactor m (plural benefactores, feminine benefactora, feminine plural benefactoras)

  1. benefactor

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