benignus

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Possibly from *benigenus, from bonus ‎(good) + genus ‎(origin). Compare malignus ‎(wicked, malicious).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

benignus m ‎(feminine benigna, neuter benignum); first/second declension

  1. kind, good, friendly, pleasant
  2. beneficent, obliging, bounteous
  3. (of things) favorable, mild
  4. (poetic, of things) fruitful, fertile, copious
  5. (poetic) lucky, propitious

Inflection[edit]

First/second declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative benignus benigna benignum benignī benignae benigna
genitive benignī benignae benignī benignōrum benignārum benignōrum
dative benignō benignae benignō benignīs benignīs benignīs
accusative benignum benignam benignum benignōs benignās benigna
ablative benignō benignā benignō benignīs benignīs benignīs
vocative benigne benigna benignum benignī benignae benigna

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