gesundheit

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From German Gesundheit ‎(health; soundness). Cognate with Old English gesund ‎(sound, safe, healthy).

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gesundheit

  1. (Canada, US) said to someone who has just sneezed
    • 2000, Abby Frucht, Polly's Ghost: A Novel[1] (Fiction), Scribner, ISBN 9780684835891, page 55:
      I used to play a game with David and Douggie, Dennis and Drew — stop their sneezes midsniff just by placing my pinkie finger against their nostrils and saying gesundheit before it was time.

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