Benedictio

An Introduction to Benedictio

Benedictio (etymologically derives from Latin ‘bene,’ meaning “well” and ‘dico’ meaning “to speak”; literally “to speak well of”), is a figure which consists in the pronouncement of a blessing, or the act of blessing.

It is a sacred word often used in the religious sense of prayer and blessing. The term benedictio is of Latin, its English synonym is BenedictionOpens in new window. It also denotes any expression of good wishes.

Examples of Benedictio
  • “Good luck on your first major project!” — a proud father offered in benediction to his son.
  • And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
    — (Genesis 1:28)
Further Readings:
Vocabulary.com | BenedictionOpens in new window
Dictionary.com | BenedictionOpens in new window