ben-e-dic'-ti-o from Lat. bene, "well" and dico, "to speak"
benediction, blessing, beatitude

A blessing, or the act of blessing.
  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
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  Sources: Bullinger 919

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