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Part of speech: adjective

Origin: Latin, early 17th century


Beneficent or kindly.


(Astrology) Relating to or denoting the planets Jupiter and Venus, traditionally considered to have a favorable influence.

Examples of Benefic in a sentence

"Our benefic neighbor is always kind when the children lose their balls in his yard."

"I don't usually believe in astrology, but my sister says my horoscope is benefic, and I should expect good things."

About Benefic

In Latin, the verb phrase "bene facere" means "to do good to." The adjective "benefic" is taken from Latin to describe a kind and good person. We should all try to be a little more benefic to one another.

Did you Know?

Before science was the law of the land, great power was attributed to the stars and planets. When Jupiter or Venus are aligned in your astrological charts, it's believed there will be a benefic or positive influence. Other planets can have the opposite effect — Mars and Saturn are considered to be malefic planets.

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