beneficium

LatinEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From beneficus (beneficent) +‎ -ium.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

beneficium n (genitive beneficiī or beneficī); second declension

  1. benefit
  2. favour, favor, kindness, service
    Synonyms: favor, indulgentia, pietās, cōmitās, benignitās, benevolentia, venia

DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative beneficium beneficia
Genitive beneficiī
beneficī1
beneficiōrum
Dative beneficiō beneficiīs
Accusative beneficium beneficia
Ablative beneficiō beneficiīs
Vocative beneficium beneficia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • beneficium”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • beneficium”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • beneficium 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)
  • beneficium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to do any one a service or kindness: beneficium alicui dare, tribuere
    • to do any one a service or kindness: beneficio aliquem afficere, ornare
    • to heap benefits upon..: beneficia in aliquem conferre
    • to lay any one under an obligation by kind treatment: beneficiis aliquem obstringere, obligare, devincire
    • to (richly) recompense a kindness or service: beneficium remunerari or reddere (cumulate)
    • to return good for evil: pro maleficiis beneficia reddere
    • prerogative, privilege: ius praecipuum, beneficium, donum, also immunitas c. Gen.
  • beneficium”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • beneficium”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin