souhaiter

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French sohaider, from Gallo-Roman Latin *subtus-haitare "promise with little commitment", a hybrid of Latin subtus "under" + Frankish *haitan (to order, promise) (compare Gothic 𐌷𐌰𐌹𐍄𐌰𐌽 (haitan, to address, call), Old High German heizzan and Old English hātan (to call, order) and Old Norse heita (to call, name).

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souhaiter

  1. to wish (for); to hope (for)
    On vous souhaite tout le bonheur du monde
    Pour aujourd'hui comme pour demain
    Que votre soleil éclaircisse l'ombre
    Qu'il brille d'amour au quotidien. - Sinsemilia Tout le bonheur du monde.
    We wish you all the happiness in the world.
    For today like for tomorrow
    That your sun should light up the shadows.
    That it shine love everyday.
    Literally:
    One you wish all the happiness of-the world
    For today like for tomorrow
    That your sun lighten the-shadow
    That-he shine of-love to-the everyday.

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