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 (prōst, prō′zĭt) or prost (prōst)
Used as a toast to someone's health while drinking.

[German, from Latin prōsit, may it benefit, third person sing. subjunctive of prōdesse, to benefit; see proud.]


good health! cheers!
[German, from Latin, literally: may it prove beneficial]


(Eng. ˈproʊ sɪt, -zɪt)

(used as a toast to wish good health to one's drinking companions.)
[1840–50; < German < Latin: literally, may it benefit, 3rd person singular present subjunctive of prodesse to be beneficial]


A German word meaning may it be beneficial, used as a drinking toast.
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lt;<Illud perscrutari homines solent, sacramentum baptismi Christi quid prosit paruulis, cum eo accepto plerumque moriuntur prius, quam ex se quicquam potuerint cognoscere.
Lauinger concludes, "One year later, the Second World War has wiped out the last remaining Prosit der Gemutlichkeit" ["cheers of hospitality"] (108).
Natura fieret laudabile carmen an arte, quaesitum est; ego nec studium sine diuite uena nec rude quid prosit uideo ingenium; alterius sic altera poscit opem res et coniurat amice.
Ut iuvet et prosit, conatur pagina presens: Dulcius arrident seria picta iocis.
But later Zemfira, weary of her outsider-husband, explains that her "heart asks for freedom" (serdtse voli prosit [4: 191]), and the starik, justifying Zemfira's adultery, tells Aleko that "here people are free" (zdes' liudi vol'ny [4: 193]).
Prosit Neujahr (1917), perhaps the best of these early examples, finds revelers blowing kazoos with eyes bulging, an entire back-story of characterization worked into each of their faces.
A traducao da obra de Espronceda, O Estudante de Salamanca, e tambem atribuida a Herr Prosit, que subscreve de facto a segunda parte em forma de rascunho.
Further north, German prost's Swedish cousin, prosit, is a false friend; it is the automatic response to someone sneezing.
When murderous Wally Blount (Madsen) arrives in town, Mike has to stop him and Prosit (Izzard), a German villain, from stealing a hidden horde of gold deep in Indian territory.
Mike Blueberry Vincent Cassel Wally Blount Michael Madsen Maria Sullivan Juliette Lewis Prosit Eddie Izzard Runi Temuera Morrison Rolling Star Ernest Borgnine Sullivan Geoffrey Lewis McClure Colm Meaney Woodhead Djimon Hounsou With: Hugh O'Connor, Kestenbetsa, Vahina Giocante.
Lectorem moneo: Pliniani illius meminisse velit: nullum esse librum tam malum quin aliqua in parte prosit.