from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • interj. Used to wish good health to a person who has just sneezed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • interj. said to someone who has just sneezed

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Health.


German, health, from Middle High German gesuntheit, from gesunt, healthy, from Old High German gisunt.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From German Gesundheit ("health; soundness"). Cognate with Old English gesund ("sound, safe, healthy"). (Wiktionary)



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