[mid-16C–mid-19C] (UK Und.) good; it can be conjugated as benar, better and benat, best.
[mid-17C] (UK und.) well.
[mid-16C–mid 19C] drink, lit. good liquor; thus bene-bowsy, tipsy (with good drink).
1. [17C–mid-19C] (also bene cofe) a friend, lit. ‘a good fellow’; thus in cant, a fellow criminal.
2. [mid-19C] a tramp.
[19C] a good fellow, a friend.
[mid-16C–mid-19C] (UK Und.) good night.
[17C–mid-19C] a pretty woman.