labriut

Alternative Spellings

la briut, l'briyut, l'briut, libriyut, labriyut, libriut, labreut, livreut

Definitions

  • "bless you" (after someone sneezes) [lit., "to health"] (Glinert)

Example Sentences

  • "Achoo!" "La briut"

Languages of Origin

Modern Hebrew

Etymology

לבריאות

Who Uses This

Israel: Diaspora Jews who feel connected to Israel and have spent time there

Regions

North America

Dictionaries

The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

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