BENE

Etymology 1

Noun

bene (plural benes)

(now chiefly dialectal) A prayer, especially to God; a petition; a boon.

Etymology 2

Noun

bene (uncountable)

Alternative form of benne (sesame)

Etymology 3

Adjective

bene (comparative benar, superlative benat)

(obsolete, UK, thieves) Good. [16th-19th c.]

Synonyms

See Thesaurus:good

Noun

bene (plural benes)

(obsolete, UK, thieves) Tongue. [16th-18th c.]

Anagrams

• NEbE, been, eben, neeb

Proper noun

Bene (plural Benes)

A surname.

Statistics

• According to the 2010 United States Census, Bene is the 30390th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 769 individuals. Bene is most common among White (89.34%) individuals.

Anagrams

• NEbE, been, eben, neeb

Source: Wiktionary


Ben"e, n. (Bot.)

Definition: See Benne.

Be"ne, n. Etym: [AS. b.]

Definition: A prayer; boon. [Archaic] What is good for a bootless bene Wordsworth.

Bene, Ben, n. Etym: [Native name.] (Zoöl.)

Definition: A hoglike mammal of New Guinea (Porcula papuensis).

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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