bene-

bene-

a combining form occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “well”: benediction.

Origin:
combining form of bene (adv.) well (< *dwenē), akin to bonus good (< *dwenos)

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bene-
L. prefix meaning "well," from L. bene "well, in the right way, honorably, properly," from PIE *dw-ene-, adverbial form of base *deu- "to do, perform, show favor, revere." Cf. L. bonus "good," bellus "handsome, fine, pretty," beatus "blessed."
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