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- v. To recite the Birkat Hamazon.
To eat between meals was represented by a separate root, nosh, and you generally did not have to bentsh after a nosh.
The Latin word benedicere, to bless, derives from bentsh.
I lit the candles, only my mother should bentsh licht, make the blessing over Sabbath.
Mensch, bentsh, and balagan: Variation in the American Jewish linguistic repertoire
bentsh, v., bless; specifically, recite the blessing after meals.