bento

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Japanese 弁当 ‎(bentō).

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bento ‎(plural bento or bentos)

  1. A Japanese takeaway lunch served in a box, often with the food arranged into an elaborate design.

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek βένθος ‎(bénthos, the depths).

Noun[edit]

bento ‎(accusative singular benton, plural bentoj, accusative plural bentojn)

  1. benthos (The flora and fauna at the bottom of the ocean or other body of water.)

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bento m

  1. wind

Portuguese[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese beento, bẽeyto, from Ecclesiastical Latin benedictus, perfect passive participle of benedīcō ‎(I speak well (of)). Cognate of bendito.

Adjective[edit]

bento m ‎(feminine singular benta, masculine plural bentos, feminine plural bentas, comparable)

  1. holy, sacred;
    Água benta. — “Holy water.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the name of the founder, Saint Benedict of Nursia (Portuguese: São Bento).

Noun[edit]

bento m (plural bentos)

  1. Benedictine monk.