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From the roots ه ن ء (h-n-ʔ) meaning "to enjoy, to go down easily, to be well-received", and ش ف ي (š-f-y) meaning "to be healthy, to be wholesome, to restore".
بِٱلْهَنَاءِ وَٱلشِّفَاء • (bi-l-hanāʾi wa-š-šifāʾ)
- bon appétit; "May it be with enjoyment and restoration", "May it go down easily and bring health"
- Synonyms: بِالصِّحَّة وَٱلْعَافِيَة (bi-ṣ-ṣiḥḥa wa-l-ʕāfiya), شَهْيَة طَيِّبَة (šahya ṭayyiba)
- Egyptian Arabic: بالهنا والشفا (bil-hanã wil-shifã)
- Lane, Edward William (1863), “هنا”, in Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, pages 2902-2903
- Lane, Edward William (1863), “شفو”, in Arabic-English Lexicon, London: Williams & Norgate, pages 1574-1575