See also: Bento and bentō

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Japanese 弁当 (bentō).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bento (plural bento or bentos)

  1. A Japanese takeaway lunch served in a box, often with the food arranged into an elaborate design.

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EsperantoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek βένθος (bénthos, the depths).

NounEdit

bento (accusative singular benton, plural bentoj, accusative plural bentojn)

  1. benthos (The flora and fauna at the bottom of the ocean or other body of water.)

MirandeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin ventus.

NounEdit

bento m

  1. wind

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Portuguese beento, bẽeyto, from Ecclesiastical Latin, Late Latin benedictus, perfect passive participle of Latin benedīcō (I speak well (of)). Cognate of bendito, a semi-learned borrowing.

AdjectiveEdit

bento m (feminine singular benta, masculine plural bentos, feminine plural bentas, comparable)

  1. holy, sacred
    água bentaholy water

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Etymology 2Edit

From the name of the founder, Saint Benedict of Nursia (Portuguese: São Bento). Compare Spanish benito.

NounEdit

bento m (plural bentos)

  1. Benedictine monk