lechayim

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Hebrew לחיים.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ləˈxaɪ.ɪm/, /ləˈhaɪ.ɪm/

Interjection[edit]

lechayim

  1. (Judaism) "To life": a Jewish drinking toast.

Noun[edit]

lechayim

  1. (Judaism) A toast
    • 2002 September 30, Jonathan J. Baker, “Drinking on Simchas Torah”, in soc.culture.jewish.moderated[1] (Usenet):
      There's a little kiddush, and one of the rabbis may wander around with a bottle of mashke if people want to make a little lechaim, but that's about it.