grüß Gott

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Short for grüß dich Gott, from grüß (subjunctive form of grüßen, from Middle High German grüezen) "greet" + dich + Gott; in the context, "greeting" should be understood as giving a sign of connectedness; hence, the meaning is very similar to "may God bless you".[1]

Interjection[edit]

grüß Gott

  1. (southern Germany, Austria) Hello.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hans Ulrich Schmid (2012). Bairisch: Das Wichtigste in Kürze.