a long life

Definitions

  • interj. Used to greet a mourner after someone has died.

Example Sentences

  • "I wish you a long life."

  • "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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