Talk:mazel tov

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I always thought it meant good (tov) luck (mazel). Follow the links to the English words and look at the Hebrew translations. In Dutch mazzel also means luck. It's probably also derived from either Yiddish or Hebrew. Polyglot 23:02, 6 December 2005 (UTC)

Origin of term is English (is it really English or a Hebrew term that's sometimes used in English?) → Hebrew → Syriac (?) → → Akkadian "manzaltu," or "manzal-tu," meaning "good stars" ie. "good fortune" (ergo "good destiny"). Manzaltu! -Sativen Kuni (talk) 06:55, 13 July 2013 (UTC)