benevolens

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From bene ‎(well) + volēns ‎(wishing). Literally meaning "well wishing". Compare the Icelandic vilja vel ‎(to wish well).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

benevolēns m, f, n ‎(genitive benevolentis); third declension

  1. kind, wishing well, benevolent, friendly, with a kind heart, propitious, favorable
    Ero benevolens.
    I'll be kind.
    Benevolentes inter se.
    Friendly to each other.
  2. (substantive) a friend, a well-wisher, someone of a kind heart
    Alicui amicus et benevolens.
    A friend and well-wisher to some.

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative benevolēns benevolentēs benevolentia
genitive benevolentis benevolentium
dative benevolentī benevolentibus
accusative benevolentem benevolēns benevolentēs benevolentia
ablative benevolentī benevolentibus
vocative benevolēns benevolentēs benevolentia

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