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prosit

[English proh-sit, -zit] /English ˈproʊ sɪt, -zɪt/
interjection
1.
(used as a toast to wish good health to one's drinking companions).
Also, prost.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < German < Latin: literally, may it benefit, 3rd person singular present subjunctive of prodesse to be beneficial
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British Dictionary definitions for prosit

prosit

/ˈproːzɪt/
interjection
1.
good health! cheers!
Word Origin
German, from Latin, literally: may it prove beneficial
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Word Origin and History for prosit
interj.

1846, toast or expression wishing good health (from 16c., famously a drinking pledge by German students), Latin, literally "may it advantage (you)," third person singular present subjunctive of prodesse "to do good, be profitable" (see proud).

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