benempt

or be·nempt·ed

[ bih-nempt or bih-nemp-tid ]
/ bɪˈnɛmpt or bɪˈnɛmp tɪd /

verb

past participles of bename.

Nearby words

  1. benefit of the doubt,
  2. benefit society,
  3. benefits,
  4. benelux,
  5. benemid,
  6. benevento,
  7. benevolence,
  8. benevolent,
  9. benevolent and protective order of elks,
  10. benevolent sexism

bename

[ bih-neym ]
/ bɪˈneɪm /

verb (used with object), be·named; be·named, be·nempt, or be·nempt·ed; be·nam·ing. Obsolete.

to name; call by name.

Origin of bename

before 1000; Middle English; see be-, name; replacing Old English benemnan; akin to German benennen, Swedish benämna

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British Dictionary definitions for benempt

benempt

/ (bɪˈnɛmpt) /

verb

archaic a past participle of bename

bename

/ (bɪˈneɪm) /

verb -names, -naming, -named, -named or -nempt

an archaic word for name (def. 12)

Word Origin for bename

Old English benemnan; see be-, name

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