Lavish adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens novel in which orphan Pip becomes a gentleman when his life is transformed by a mystery benefactor.
Pronunciation: /ˈbɛnɪfaktə/Translate benefactor | into French | into German | into Italian | into Spanish
Origin:late Middle English: from Latin, from bene facere 'do good (to)' (see benefaction)
benefactionLine breaks: bene|fac¦tion
Originmid 17th century: from late Latin benefactio(n-), from bene facere 'do good (to)', from bene 'well' + facere 'do'.
Persistent, usually painful erection of the penis, especially as a consequence of disease and not related to sexual arousal.
[French priapisme, from Late Latin priāpismus, from Greek priāpismos, from priāpizein, to have an erection, from Priāpos, Priapus.]
n., pl., -ies.
- One that prepares and sells drugs and other medicines; a pharmacist.
- See pharmacy (sense 2).
[Middle English apotecarie, from Old French apotecaire and from Medieval Latin apothēcārius, both from Late Latin, clerk, from Latin apothēca, storehouse, from Greek apothēkē : apo-, away; see apo- + thēkē, receptacle.]n.
The physician's accomplice, undertaker's benefactor and grave worm's provider.
When Jove sent blessings to all men that are, And Mercury conveyed them in a jar, That friend of tricksters introduced by stealth Disease for the apothecary's health, Whose gratitude impelled him to proclaim: "My deadliest drug shall bear my patron's name!" G.J.