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1. Supreme blessedness or happiness.
2. Beatitude Any of the declarations of blessedness made by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.
3. Beatitude Used as a title and form of address for a patriarch in the Armenian Church or a metropolitan in the Russian Orthodox Church: Your Beatitude.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin beātitūdō, from beātus, happy; see beatific.]
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1. supreme blessedness or happiness
2. (Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) an honorific title of the Eastern Christian Church, applied to those of patriarchal rank
[C15: from Latin beātitūdō, from beātus blessed; see beatific]
(Bible) New Testament any of eight distinctive sayings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3–11) in which he declares that the poor, the meek, those that mourn, the merciful, the peacemakers, the pure of heart, those that thirst for justice, and those that are persecuted will, in various ways, receive the blessings of heaven
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be•at•i•tude(biˈæt ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)
1. supreme blessedness; exalted happiness.
2. (often cap.) any of the declarations of blessedness pronounced by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin beātitūdō perfect happiness =beāti- (see beatific) + -tūdō -tude]
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|Noun||1.||beatitude - a state of supreme happiness |
happiness, felicity - state of well-being characterized by emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy
|2.||Beatitude - one of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount; in Latin each saying begins with `beatus' (blessed); "her favorite Beatitude is `Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth'"|
locution, saying, expression - a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"
Sermon on the Mount - the first major discourse delivered by Jesus (Matthew 5-7 and Luke 6:20-49)
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n → Glückseligkeit f; the Beatitudes (Bibl) → die Seligpreisungen pl
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