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benediction Explained

benediction at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1432, from L. benedictionem (nom. benedictio), noun of action from benedicere "to speak well of, bless," from bene "well" + dicere "to speak." The oldest sense in Eng. is of grace before meat. The older Fr. form benei?on passed into M.E. as benison (c.1300). ///

benediction at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U and C] [Date: 1400-1500; Language: Late Latin; Origin: benedictio, from benedicere 'to bless', from Latin bene 'well' + dicere 'to say']// a Christian prayer that asks God to protect and help someone//

bénédiction at French => English Of Explained:

blessing

benediction at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

25 Moby Thesaurus words for "benediction":
OK, acknowledgment, advantage, approval, benedicite, benefit,
benison, blessing, boon, cognizance, credit, crediting, favor,
godsend, grace, hymn, invocation, paean, praise, prayer of thanks,
recognition, thank offering, thank-you, thanks, thanksgiving

benediction at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

Benediction at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Benediction \Ben`e*dic"tion\, n. [L. benedictio: cf. F.
b['e]n['e]diction. See {Benison}.]
1. The act of blessing.

2. A blessing; an expression of blessing, prayer, or kind
wishes in favor of any person or thing; a solemn or
affectionate invocation of happiness.

So saying, he arose; whom Adam thus Followed with
benediction. --Milton.

Homeward serenely she walked with God's benediction
upon her. --Longfellow.
Specifically: The short prayer which closes public
worship; as, to give the benediction.

3. (Eccl.) The form of instituting an abbot, answering to the
consecration of a bishop. --Ayliffe.

4. (R. C. Ch.) A solemn rite by which bells, banners,
candles, etc., are blessed with holy water, and formally
dedicated to God.

benediction at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

benediction
n 1: the act of praying for divine protection [syn: {blessing}]
2: a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection [syn: {blessing}]

benediction at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » bene||well, good|lang=la + Inter: term » dictio||speaking|lang=la, from Inter: term » dico|dīcō|speak|lang=la.

Noun

Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: en-nou » n
  • A short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually after a church worship service.
    1. Milton
    2. : So saying, he arose; whom Adam thus / Followed with benediction.
    3. Longfellow
    4. : Homeward serenely she walked with God's benediction upon her.
    5. The form of instituting an abbot, analogous to the consecration of a bishop.
    6. : Inter: rfquotek » Ayliffe
    7. A Roman Catholic rite by which bells, banners, candles, etc., are blessed with holy water and formally dedicated to God.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » a short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually after a church worship service

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|благословия|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|avunpyyntö
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bénédiction|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|benedizione
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|takksigelse
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|благословение|n


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: et » benediction
    Translation: eo » benediction
    Translation: fr » benediction
    Translation: ko » benediction
    Translation: io » benediction
    Translation: kn » benediction
    Translation: hu » benediction
    Translation: mg » benediction
    Translation: ml » benediction
    Translation: my » benediction
    Translation: pl » benediction
    Translation: ru » benediction
    Translation: fi » benediction
    Translation: ta » benediction
    Translation: te » benediction
    Translation: vi » benediction
    Translation: zh » benediction

    bénédiction at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==French==

    Etymology

    Borrowed from Inter: etyl » la|fr Inter: term » benedictio|benedictiō|lang=la.

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: audio » Fr-bénédiction.ogg|Audio

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » f|sort=benediction
  • blessing (some kind of divine or supernatural aid, or reward)
    1. benediction


    Category: Category:fr - :Religion|benediction

    Jèrriais

    Etymology

    From Inter: etyl » la|roa-jer|sort=benediction Inter: term » benedictio|benedictiō|lang=la.

    Noun

    Inter: roa-jer-noun » f|sort=benediction
  • Inter: religion » sort=benediction|lang=roa-jer blessing

  • Translation: br » bénédiction
    Translation: el » bénédiction
    Translation: es » bénédiction
    Translation: fr » bénédiction
    Translation: ko » bénédiction
    Translation: io » bénédiction
    Translation: hu » bénédiction
    Translation: mg » bénédiction
    Translation: pl » bénédiction
    Translation: ro » bénédiction
    Translation: fi » bénédiction
    Translation: vi » bénédiction
    Translation: zh » bénédiction