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 History of this Word

"bene" (well), spoken by ancient people in central Italy around 700 B.C.


In this sense, "bene" is a word added to another word to make a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"bene-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "good" or "well" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

bene- illustration Members of the band are performing a benefit concert tonight, with a portion of the proceeds going to support area music programs.
bene- illustration Our benevolent work includes providing funds for emergency medical care of dogs and cats.