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a long life

Definitions

  • Used to greet a mourner after someone has died.

Example Sentences

  • "I wish you a long life." Or just "A long life."

Languages of Origin

Yiddish, English

Etymology

Calque of Yiddish לאַנגע לעבן

Who Uses This

Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements

Regions

Great Britain, South Africa, Australia / New Zealand

Dictionaries

None

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