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Benedict

Noun

1 United States anthropologist (1887-1948) [syn: Ruth Benedict, Ruth Fulton]
2 Italian monk who founded the Benedictine order about 540 (480-547) [syn: Saint Benedict, St. Benedict]
3 a newly married man (especially one who has long been a bachelor) [syn: benedick]

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English

Pronunciation

  • bĕ'nədĭkt, /ˈbɛnədɪkt/, /"bEn@dIkt/

Etymology

From Benedictus blessed, well spoken of, from benedicte bless

Proper noun

  1. A given name, best known for the sixth-century founder of the Benedictine order.
  2. A surname derived from the given name.

Usage notes

Benedict is a name used by a number of popes of the Roman Catholic Church, each one following it with a roman numeral. For example, the present pope (2005-) is Benedict XVI.

Translations

male given name

References

German

Proper noun

Benedict
  1. A given name, a less common spelling of Benedikt

Extensive Definition

Benedict of Nursia was the founder of the Benedictine Order and thereby of western monasticism
Benedict may also refer to:

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Saints

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See also

Benedict in Catalan: Benet
Benedict in Czech: Benedikt (rozcestník)
Benedict in Croatian: Benedikt
Benedict in Italian: Benedetto#Persone
Benedict in Latin: Benedictus (nomen)
Benedict in Dutch: Benedictus
Benedict in Norwegian: Benedikt#Se_ogs.C3.A5
Benedict in Polish: Benedict
Benedict in Kölsch: Benedikt (Watt ėßß datt?)
Benedict in Russian: Венедикт
Benedict in Slovak: Benedikt#Nositelia_mena
Benedict in Slovenian: Benedikt (razločitev)
Benedict in Serbian: Бенедикт
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