The good will of a god/dess, given specifically to a thing or person. The blessings of, for example, Athena, will help you in battle and help to keep your virginity. Not that most people I know want to keep that, especially if they need help to keep it, but hey, it's there if you need it.

Bless"ing, n. [AS. bletsung. See Bless, v. t.]

1.

The act of one who blesses.

2.

A declaration of divine favor, or an invocation imploring divine favor on some or something; a benediction; a wish of happiness pronounces.

This is the blessing, where with Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel. Deut. xxxiii. 1.

3.

A means of happiness; that which promotes prosperity and welfare; a beneficent gift.

Nature's full blessings would be well dispensed. Milton.

4. Bib.

A gift.

[A Hebraism]

Gen. xxxiii. 11.

5.

Grateful praise or worship.

 

© Webster 1913.

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