benko

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Esperanto[edit]

Noun[edit]

benko ‎(accusative singular benkon, plural benkoj, accusative plural benkojn)

  1. bench
    La virino sidiĝis sur lignan benkon.
    The woman sat down on a wooden bench.

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Esperanto benko, from English bench, French banc, German Bank, Italian banco, Spanish banco, all ultimately from Proto-Germanic *bankiz. The initial vowel e was chosen instead of a so not to cause confusion with banko ‎(bank).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈbeŋ.ko/, /ˈbɛŋ.kɔ/

Noun[edit]

benko (plural benki)

  1. bench, form, thwart

Derived terms[edit]