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You can make 13 words from 'bene' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.

4 letters words from 'bene'

BEEN 6BENE 6

3 letters words from 'bene'

BEE 5BEN 5
EEN 3ENE 3
NEB 5NEE 3

2 letters words from 'bene'

BE 4EE 2
EN 2NE 2

All 4 letters words made out of bene

bene ebne bnee nbee enbe nebe been eben been eben eebn eebn bnee nbee bene ebne nebe enbe eneb neeb eenb eenb neeb eneb

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word bene. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in bene.

Definitions and meaning of bene

bene

Etymology 1

From Middle English bene, from Old English bēn (prayer, request, petition, favour, compulsory service), from Proto-Germanic *bōniz (supplication). Cognate with Danish bøn (prayer), Swedish bön (prayer), Icelandic bæn (prayer), Icelandic bón (request). Related to ban. See also boon, bee.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /biːn/
  • Rhymes: -iːn
  • Homophones: bean, been

Alternative forms

  • been (dialectal)
  • ben (obsolete)

Noun

bene (plural benes)

  1. (now chiefly dialectal) A prayer, especially to God; a petition; a boon.
    • 1815, William Wordsworth, The Force of Prayer
Related terms
  • beenship

Etymology 2

Noun

bene (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of benne (sesame)

Etymology 3

UK C16. Probably from Latin bene or Italian bene.

Alternative forms

  • ben, bien

Adjective

bene (comparative benar, superlative benat)

  1. (obsolete, UK, thieves' cant) Good. [16th-19th c.]
Synonyms
  • See Thesaurus:good
Derived terms
  • bene bowse
  • bene cove
  • bene darkmans
  • bene feaker
  • bene feaker of gybes
  • bene lightmans
  • bene mort
  • beneship
  • beneshiply
  • cut bene

Noun

bene (plural benes)

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

References

  • [Francis Grose] (1785), “Bene”, in A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 2nd edition, London: Printed for S. Hooper, [], OCLC 1179630700.
  • Albert Barrère and Charles G[odfrey] Leland, compilers and editors (1889–1890), “bene”, in A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant [], volume I (A–K), Edinburgh: [] The Ballantyne Press, OCLC 882571771, page 107.
  • Farmer, John Stephen (1890) Slang and Its Analogues[2], volume 1, pages 178–179
  • Eric Partridge, The Routledge Dictionary of Historical Slang. Routledge, 1973. →ISBN.

Anagrams

  • Eben, NEbE, been, eben, neeb

Afrikaans

Noun

bene

  1. plural of been

Corsican

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛne/

Noun

bene m

  1. Alternative form of

References

  • https://infcor.adecec.net/

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eːnə

Verb

bene

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of benen

Anagrams

  • been

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Italian bene.

Pronunciation

Adverb

bene

  1. Synonym of bien

Italian

Etymology

From Latin bene.

Pronunciation

  • (standard, central Italy, Southern Italy) IPA(key): /ˈbɛ.ne/
    • Rhymes: -ɛne
    • Hyphenation: bè‧ne
  • (Northern Italy) IPA(key): /ˈbe.ne/

Adjective

bene (invariable)

  1. upper-class, posh, high

Adverb

bene (comparative meglio, superlative benissimo)

  1. well, nicely, OK, right
    Antonym: male
  2. properly, correctly, rightly
    Synonym: correttamente
    Antonyms: erratamente, erroneamente
  3. thoroughly, carefully
    Synonyms: attentamente, minuziosamente
  4. as much as, as many as
    Synonym: valore di

Derived terms

Related terms

  • buono

Interjection

bene

  1. good!; fine!

Noun

bene m (plural beni)

  1. good
    Antonym: male
  2. (chiefly in the plural) goods, property, possessions, belongings, assets
    Synonyms: proprietà, possedimenti
  3. sake, good
    Antonym: male
  4. happiness
    Synonym: felicità
    Antonym: tristezza
  5. sweetheart, darling, love, bless someone's cotton socks
    Synonyms: amore, tesoro, amato
  6. asset

Derived terms

  • bene immobile
  • bene mobile
  • bene privato
  • bene pubblico
  • bene di stato

Further reading

  • bene on the Italian Wikipedia.Wikipedia it

Latin

Etymology

From Old Latin *duenēd, from duenos (good), which gave bonus. More at English bonus.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈbe.ne/, [ˈbɛnɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈbe.ne/, [ˈbɛːnɛ]

Adverb

bene (comparative melius, superlative optimē)

  1. well
    Tibi bene ex animo volo.
    I wish you well with all my heart.
  2. properly, exactly
  3. agreeably, favorably

Derived terms

  • benedīcō
  • benest ("it's okay")
  • benefaciō

Related terms

  • bonus

Descendants

References

  • bene in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • bene in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • bene in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • bene in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[3], London: Macmillan and Co.
  • bene in The Perseus Project (1999) Perseus Encyclopedia[4]
  • bene in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Middle Dutch

Noun

bêne

  1. inflection of bêen:
    1. dative singular
    2. nominative/accusative/genitive plural

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • beane, beene, beyn, ben, bean

Etymology

From Old English bēan, from Proto-West Germanic *baunu, from Proto-Germanic *baunō. The final vowel is generalised from the Old English inflected forms.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɛːn(ə)/

Noun

bene (plural benes)

  1. bean

Descendants

  • English: bean
  • Scots: bein, bene
  • Yola: beanès (plural)

References

  • “bēn(e, n.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Sardinian

Etymology

From Latin bene (well). Compare Italian bene.

Adjective

bene

  1. well

Adverb

bene

  1. well

West Makian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈbe.n̪e/

Noun

bene

  1. louse

References

  • Clemens Voorhoeve (1982) The Makian languages and their neighbours[5], Pacific linguistics

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a prayer, a boon.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)