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  • Wrong entry

    benison - der Segen

    Correction

    benison

    lit. -

    der Segen


    Comment
    Oxford Dictionary

    benison

    • noun, literary, - a blessing.

    — ORIGIN Old French beneiçun, from Latin benedictio ‘benediction’.
     
    As one of my students has just used this for Segen (instead of blessing) I think it should be flagged (lit) - and would like to know if anyone else thinks it should also maybe be flagged (obs.) because I have to confess that I'd never consciously heard of the word before - so would appreciate hearing what other natives might say as to its common (or not) usage
    Authorconfused unplugged15 Jan 08, 08:34
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    http://www.bartleby.com/61/0/B0190000.html

    A blessing; a benediction.

    http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/benison

    blessing benediction

    http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/benison?...

    • noun literary a blessing.

    Even though neither m-w.com nor AHD flag this as [lit.], [obs.] or otherwise, Askoxford does consider it so. Google is inconclusive since Benison is a fairly common family name.

    I'm inclined to support a flagging of at least [lit.]
    #1Authorodondon irl15 Jan 08, 08:46
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    http://www.bartleby.com/61/0/B0190000.html

    A blessing; a benediction.

    http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/benison

    blessing benediction

    http://www.askoxford.com/concise_oed/benison?...

    • noun literary a blessing.

    Even though neither m-w.com nor AHD flag this as [lit.], [obs.] or otherwise, Askoxford does consider it so. Google is inconclusive since Benison is a fairly common family name.

    I'm inclined to support a flagging of at least [lit.]
    #2Authorodondon irl15 Jan 08, 08:46
    Context/ examples
    benison
    noun poetic/literary a blessing:
    the rewards and benisons of
    marriage.
    [New Oxford Dictionary of English]
    Comment
    I'll flag it {poet.}, [lit.] only exists in our dictionary as domain for literature.
    I do not support flagging the entry {obs.}.
    #3AuthorDoris (LEO-Team) (33) 15 Jan 08, 08:58
     
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