1. a combining form occurring in loanwords from Latin, where it meant “well”: benediction.

Origin of bene-

Combining form of bene (adv.) well (<*dwenē), akin to bonus good (<*dwenos) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use bene- in a sentence

  • The noble motto, "Bene orasse est bene studisse," applies with hardly less force to secular, than to sacred studies.