bene etymology

Latin word bene comes from Proto-Indo-European *deh₂-, and later Proto-Italic *dwenos (Good.)

Detailed word origin of bene

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*deh₂- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*dwenos Proto-Italic (itc-pro) Good.
dvenos Latin (lat)
duonus Old Latin (itc-ola) Good.
optimus Latin (lat) Best; very good.
*duened Old Latin (itc-ola)
bene Latin (lat) Agreeably, favorably. Properly, exactly. Well.