Bivas

Definitions

  • 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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