Benedictine


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Ben·e·dic·tine

 (bĕn′ĭ-dĭk′tĭn, -tēn′)
n.
A monk, nun, or oblate belonging to the Roman Catholic order founded by Saint Benedict of Nursia.

Ben′e·dic′tine adj.

Benedictine

n
1. (Christian Churches, other) a monk or nun who is a member of a Christian religious community founded by or following the rule of Saint Benedict
2. (Brewing) a greenish-yellow liqueur made from a secret formula developed at the Benedictine monastery at Fécamp in France in about 1510
adj
(Roman Catholic Church) of or relating to Saint Benedict, his order, or his rule

Ben•e•dic•tine

(ˌbɛn ɪˈdɪk tɪn, -tin, -taɪn)

n.
1.
a. a member of an order of monks founded at Monte Cassino by St. Benedict about A.D. 530.
b. a member of any congregation of nuns following the rule of St. Benedict.
adj.
2. of or pertaining to St. Benedict or the Benedictines.
[1620–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Benedictine - a monk or nun belonging to the order founded by Saint BenedictBenedictine - a monk or nun belonging to the order founded by Saint Benedict
Benedictine order, order of Saint Benedict - a Roman Catholic monastic order founded in the 6th century; noted for liturgical worship and for scholarly activities
religious - a member of a religious order who is bound by vows of poverty and chastity and obedience
2.Benedictine - a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monksbenedictine - a French liqueur originally made by Benedictine monks
cordial, liqueur - strong highly flavored sweet liquor usually drunk after a meal
Adj.1.Benedictine - of or relating to Saint Benedict or his works
2.Benedictine - of or relating to the BenedictinesBenedictine - of or relating to the Benedictines  
Translations

Benedictine

[ˌbenɪˈdɪktɪn]
A. ADJbenedictino
B. Nbenedictino m

Benedictine

[ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktaɪn ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktiːn ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktɪn]
n (= monk, nun) → bénédictin(e) m/f
adj [abbey, monastery] → bénédictin(e)
a Benedictine monk → un bénédictin

Benedictine

n
(Eccl) → Benediktiner(in) m(f)
(= liqueur)Benediktiner m

Benedictine

[ˌbɛnɪˈdɪktɪn] adj & nbenedettino/a
References in classic literature ?
My instructor sometimes looked in upon me when he was out for an evening tramp, and I noticed that he was more likely to linger and become talkative if I had a comfortable chair for him to sit in, and if he found a bottle of Benedictine and plenty of the kind of cigarettes he liked, at his elbow.
lies buried at Reading, in the Benedictine abbey founded by him there, the ruins of which may still be seen; and, in this same abbey, great John of Gaunt was married to the Lady Blanche.
``What mean these fellows by their capricious insolence?'' said the Templar to the Benedictine,
"On that point," replied the bachelor, "opinions differ, as tastes do; some swear by the adventure of the windmills that your worship took to be Briareuses and giants; others by that of the fulling mills; one cries up the description of the two armies that afterwards took the appearance of two droves of sheep; another that of the dead body on its way to be buried at Segovia; a third says the liberation of the galley slaves is the best of all, and a fourth that nothing comes up to the affair with the Benedictine giants, and the battle with the valiant Biscayan."
1830; The Bravo, 1831; The Heidenmauer, or the Benedictines, 1832; The Headsman, 1833; A Letter to his Countrymen, 1834; The Monikins, 1835; Sketches of Switzerland, 1836; Gleanings in Europe: 1837; (England)
She was a nun in the convent of the Benedictines of Templemar.
"Because, monsieur, there is in front of the square tower of the Benedictines, towards the southern point, the bank of the Moines ."
Fri, Sep 6, Moline at Benet (Benedictine University), 7:30 p.m.
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Hildegard of Bingen: Scientist, Composer, Healer & Saint pairs gorgeous drawings by Demi with a biography that follows the journey of a girl who became a nun at age 18, taking the Benedictine habit.