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l'chaim

[Ashkenazic Hebrew luh-khah-yim; Sephardic Hebrew luh-khah-yeem] /Ashkenazic Hebrew ləˈxɑ yɪm; Sephardic Hebrew lə xɑˈyim/
noun, Hebrew.
1.
a toast used in drinking to a person's health or well-being.
Also, l'chayim, lechayim, lehayim.
Origin
ləḥayyīm literally, to life
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British Dictionary definitions for l'chaim

l'chaim

/ləˈxɑjim/
interjection, noun
1.
a variant spelling of lechaim

lechaim

/ləˈxɑjim/
interjection
1.
a drinking toast
noun
2.
a small drink with which to toast something or someone
Word Origin
from Hebrew, literally: to life
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