|Source||Silva Rhetoricae (http://humanities.byu.edu/rhetoric/Silva.htm); Bullinger (1898) ("benedictio; or, blessing")|
|Synonyms||benediction, blessing, beatitude|
|Etymology||Ben'-e-dic'-ti-o. English, benediction: and it means both "the act of blessing," and the "blessing" itself|
1. A blessing, or the act of blessing. (Silva Rhetoricae)
2. An Expression of Feeling by Way of Benediction or Blessing... The latter is called a beatitude or blessing. A large field of study is here opened out before us. It is unnecessary for us to exhaust it. The student will find much spoil in searching out and classifying the various blessing and beatitudes which come under this figure.
1. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. —Genesis 1:28 (Silva Rhetoricae)
2. See, for examples, Deut. 28:3-6. Ecc. 10:17. Isa. 30:18. Eph. 1:3.
|Related Figures||eulogia, antisagoge|
|Last Editor||Ioanna Malton|