benignitas

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From benignus (benevolent) +‎ -tās.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

benignitās f (genitive benignitātis); third declension

  1. kindness, benevolence, friendliness, courtesy
  2. liberality, bounty, favor
  3. lenity, mercy

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative benignitās benignitātēs
Genitive benignitātis benignitātum
Dative benignitātī benignitātibus
Accusative benignitātem benignitātēs
Ablative benignitāte benignitātibus
Vocative benignitās benignitātēs

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Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: benignity
  • Italian: benignità

References[edit]

  • benignitas in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • benignitas in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • benignitas in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • benignitas in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers