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bĕnĕ-vŏlens (in MSS. also bĕnĭvŏ-lens ), entis, adj. bene-volo,
I.wishing well, benevolent, favorable, propitious, kind, obliging (ante-class. for the class. benevolus; “in Plaut. very freq.),Plaut. Ps. 2, 4, 7 and 8: “ero benevolens,id. Truc. 2, 2, 61; id. Bacch. 3, 6, 24: “amicus multum benevolens,id. Merc. 5, 2, 46: “benevolentes inter se,id. Cist. 1, 1, 25: “ite cum dis benevolentibus,id. Mil. 4, 8, 41: “benevolentem cum benevolente perire,id. Ep. 1, 1, 72: “sodalis,id. Bacch. 3, 3, 71 al.Comp., sup., and adv., v. benevolus.—Subst.: bĕnĕvŏlens , ntis, comm., a well-wisher, friend, Plaut. Capt. 2, 3, 30: “alicui amicus et benevolens,id. Most. 1, 3, 38; id. Pers. 4, 4, 98; id. Trin. 5, 2, 24; 5, 2, 53: “sua,id. Cist. 2, 3, 42 al.: “illi benivolens,Ter. Phorm. 1, 2, 47 Fleck.
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