English/Spanish Cognate of the Day

English

benevolence n.- desire to do good for others; charitableness; an act of kindness

Spanish

benevolencia

Etymology

1400, “disposition to do good,” from Old French benivolence and directly from Latin benevolentia “good feeling, good will, kindness,” from bene “well” (see bene-) +volantem (nominative volens) present participle of velle “to wish

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