February 12th, 2011

word of the day
  • k8cre8

benefic

It seems that Saturday has come upon us yet again. Today's story takes us to places just under our noses. 

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benefic ( be – NE – fik ) adj. Latin. having or exerting a favorable influence.

A form of beneficent, benefic entered the language of its own accord in 1641. It's from two words, "bene" meaning "good," and "facere" which means "to do." There are many forms of this in English, beneficial, beneficiary, benefit - well, you get the idea.