prosit

prosit

[English proh-sit, -zit]
interjection
(used as a toast to wish good health to one's drinking companions).
Also, prost.


Origin:
1840–50; < German < Latin: literally, may it benefit, 3rd person singular present subjunctive of prodesse to be beneficial

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prosit (ˈproːzɪt)
 
interj
good health! cheers!
 
[German, from Latin, literally: may it prove beneficial]

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prosit
1846, toast or expression wishing good health (from 16c., famously a drinking pledge by Ger. students), from L., lit. "may it advantage (you)," third person sing. present subjunctive of prodesse "to do good, be profitable," from pro- "for" + esse "to be."
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