Origin of bene-
Definition for bene (2 of 3)
Definition for bene (3 of 3)
de bene esse
Origin of de bene esse
Examples from the Web for bene
Aha, bene, bene, I thought, and then checked the pricetag: $170, if I recall.
Bene autem vigilantibus pastoribus angelus apparet, eosque Dei claritas circumfulget.
Sapientes sunt ut faciant mala, bene autem facere nescierunt.The Thoughts of Blaise Pascal|Blaise Pascal
After this, when the se of Canturburie had bene vacant by Deus dedit.Chronicles 1 (of 6): The Historie of England 5 (of 8)|Raphael Holinshed
And as he loked: beholde/ the smoke of the contre arose as it had bene the smoke of a fornace.The First Boke of Moses called Genesis|William Tyndale
Madam, yf the reportaris of my wordis had bene honest men, thai wold have reaported my wordis, and the circumstances of the same.The Works of John Knox, Volume 2 (of 6)|John Knox
British Dictionary definitions for bene
Word Origin and History for bene (1 of 2)
Latin word-forming element meaning "well," from Latin bene "well, in the right way, honorably, properly," from PIE *dw-ene-, adverbial form of root *deu- "to do, perform, show favor, revere." Cf. Latin bonus "good," bellus "handsome, fine, pretty," beatus "blessed."