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From bene (well) +‎ dīcō (speak).



benedīcō (present infinitive benedīcere, perfect active benedīxī, supine benedictum); third conjugation, irregular short imperative

  1. I speak well of someone, commend.
  2. (Late Latin, Ecclesiastical Latin) I bless, praise.
    Benedicite, omnia opera Domini [1]
    All ye works of the Lord, praise ye the Lord

Usage notesEdit

This is used as a compound only outside of Classical Latin.


   Conjugation of benedīcō (third conjugation, irregular short imperative)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present benedīcō benedīcis benedīcit benedīcimus benedīcitis benedīcunt
imperfect benedīcēbam benedīcēbās benedīcēbat benedīcēbāmus benedīcēbātis benedīcēbant
future benedīcam benedīcēs benedīcet benedīcēmus benedīcētis benedīcent
perfect benedīxī benedīxistī benedīxit benedīximus benedīxistis benedīxērunt, benedīxēre
pluperfect benedīxeram benedīxerās benedīxerat benedīxerāmus benedīxerātis benedīxerant
future perfect benedīxerō benedīxeris benedīxerit benedīxerimus benedīxeritis benedīxerint
passive present benedīcor benedīceris, benedīcere benedīcitur benedīcimur benedīciminī benedīcuntur
imperfect benedīcēbar benedīcēbāris, benedīcēbāre benedīcēbātur benedīcēbāmur benedīcēbāminī benedīcēbantur
future benedīcar benedīcēris, benedīcēre benedīcētur benedīcēmur benedīcēminī benedīcentur
perfect benedictus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect benedictus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect benedictus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present benedīcam benedīcās benedīcat benedīcāmus benedīcātis benedīcant
imperfect benedīcerem benedīcerēs benedīceret benedīcerēmus benedīcerētis benedīcerent
perfect benedīxerim benedīxerīs benedīxerit benedīxerīmus benedīxerītis benedīxerint
pluperfect benedīxissem benedīxissēs benedīxisset benedīxissēmus benedīxissētis benedīxissent
passive present benedīcar benedīcāris, benedīcāre benedīcātur benedīcāmur benedīcāminī benedīcantur
imperfect benedīcerer benedīcerēris, benedīcerēre benedīcerētur benedīcerēmur benedīcerēminī benedīcerentur
perfect benedictus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect benedictus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present benedīc, benedīce benedīcite
future benedīcitō benedīcitō benedīcitōte benedīcuntō
passive present benedīcere benedīciminī
future benedīcitor benedīcitor benedīcuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives benedīcere benedīxisse benedictūrum esse benedīcī benedictum esse benedictum īrī
participles benedīcēns benedictūrus benedictus benedīcendus, benedīcundus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
benedīcendī benedīcendō benedīcendum benedīcendō benedictum benedictū