es gezunterheyt

Alternative Spellings

es gezunterheit, es gezunterhayt, ess gezunterheyt, ess gezunterheit, ess gezunterayt

Definitions

  • Eat in good health, similar to bon appétit

Example Sentences

  • "Why did the Belzer Rebbe say to him es gezunterheit? It was not kosher what he was eating." (https://www.teacherstrading.com/the-human-voice-voice/)
  • "Just as your great-grandmother may have said to your grandparents to 'Ess gezunterheit,' she would want you to eat in good health, too." (https://jewishfoodexperience.com/ess-gezunterheit-eat-in-good-health/)
  • "In any case to those that wish to make chremslech I say "ess gezunterheit mit a guten apetit"" (http://www.columbia.edu/~jap2220/Arkhiv/vol10%20(2000-1)/vol10009.txt)
  • Enjoy your pasta, es gezunterheyt

Languages of Origin

Yiddish

Etymology

עס געזונטערהייט es gezunterheyt 'eat in health', gezunterheyt from געזונט, meaning healthy.

Who Uses This

Ashkenazim: Jews with Ashkenazi heritage

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

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