ad me'ah v'esrim

Alternative Spellings

ad me'ah ve'esrim, ad meah veesrim

Definitions

  • [may you/he/she live] "until a hundred and twenty" -- often used as a birthday wish for long life, or when mentioning a person who is getting on in years.

Example Sentences

  • "My aunt is 84." "Kenaynehara, ad me'ah v'esrim."
  • On his birthday, David's friends wished him "ad me'ah v'esrim."

Languages of Origin

Textual Hebrew, Yiddish, Modern Hebrew

Etymology

עד מאה ועשרים

Who Uses This

Religious, Israel

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

None

Notes

refers to the length of Moses' life. The parallel Yiddish expression - biz hundert un tsvantsik (yor) - is also used in Jewish English.

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