Bivas

Definitions

  • interj. Life! Said upon hearing someone sneeze.

Languages of Origin

  • Ladino

Who Uses This

  • Sephardim: Jews with Sephardi or Mizrahi heritage
  • Sephardic Jews of Spanish descent

Regions

  • North America

Dictionaries

  • None

Notes

  • The same thought is expressed in the Yiddish "tsu lebn!" (to life) said after someone sneezes.

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