benison

  • 1 Benison — Ben i*son, n. [OE. beneysun, benesoun, OF. bene[ i]?un, bene[ i]son, fr. L. benedictio, fr. benedicere to bless; bene (adv. of bonus good) + dicere to say. See {Bounty}, and {Diction}, and cf. {Benediction}.] Blessing; beatitude; benediction.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 benison — c.1300, blessing, beatitude, from O.Fr. beneiçon blessing, benediction, from L. benedictionem (see BENEDICTION (Cf. benediction)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 3 benison — [ben′ə zən, ben′əsən] n. [ME benisoun < OFr beneisson < LL(Ec) benedictio, BENEDICTION] Archaic a blessing; benediction …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 benison — noun Etymology: Middle English beneson, from Anglo French beneiçon, from Late Latin benediction , benedictio Date: 14th century blessing, benediction …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 5 benison — /ben euh zeuhn, seuhn/, n. benediction. [1250 1300; ME < AF beneiçon, MF beneison < L benediction BENEDICTION] * * * …

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  • 6 benison — noun A blessing; beatitude; benediction. Ant: malison …

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  • 7 benison —  A blessing …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 8 benison — sb. HD. 1723 …

    Oldest English Words

  • 9 benison — ben·i·son || benɪzn n. blessing …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 10 benison — [ bɛnɪz(ə)n, s ] noun literary a blessing. Origin ME: from OFr. beneiçun, from L. benedictio (see benediction) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 11 benison — n. Blessing. See benediction …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 12 benison — ben·i·son …

    English syllables

  • 13 benison — ben•i•son [[t]ˈbɛn ə zən, sən[/t]] n. benediction • Etymology: 1250–1300; ME < AF, OF beneiçon < L benedictiōnem, acc. ofbenedictiō benediction …

    From formal English to slang

  • 14 benison — /ˈbɛnəsən/ (say benuhsuhn), / zən/ (say zuhn) noun Archaic benediction. {Middle English benisoun, from Old French beneison, from Latin benedictio} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 benison —   n. blessing …

    Dictionary of difficult words

  • 16 benison — n. archaic a blessing. Etymology: ME f. OF beneiccedilun f. L benedictio onis …

    Useful english dictionary

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