gesundheit


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ge·sund·heit

 (gə-zo͝ont′hīt′)
interj.
Used to wish good health to a person who has just sneezed.

[German, health, from Middle High German gesuntheit, from gesunt, healthy, from Old High German gisunt.]
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gesundheit

(ɡəˈzʊnthait)
sentence substitute
an expression used to wish good health to someone who has just sneezed
[from gesund healthy + -heit -hood; see sound2]
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ge•sund•heit

(gəˈzʊnt haɪt)

interj.
(used to wish good health, esp. to a person who has just sneezed.)
[1905–10, Amer.; < German: literally, health =gesund healthy (Old High German gisunt; see sound2) + -heit -hood]
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gesundheit

A German word meaning good health, said conventionally when some one sneezes.
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Zu Beginn der 1970er Jahre war fur die Humanokologie der Bereich "Gesundheit" von gro[sz]er Bedeutung; spater drangten sich andere Themen in den Vordergrund.
The German hospital group Gesundheit Nordhessen is investing in a medical IT solution from Sectra (STO: SECT B) for handling radiology images as well as non-radiology images across the group's four hospitals, the company said.
Sectra AB (STO: SECT B) announced on Wednesday that German hospital group Gesundheit Nordhessen Holding AG, is investing in its medical IT solution for handling radiology images as well as non-radiology images across the group's four hospitals.
Take, for instance, the habit we have of saying, "Gesundheit!" when somebody else sneezes.
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Most viewers of this inspiring documentary will know the name Patch Adams from director Tom Shadyac's popular 1998 feature film Patch Adams that was based on Adams's autobiographical book Gesundheit!: Bringing good health to you and starring Robin Williams in the title role.
He practices medicine at the Gesundheit Institute, which he describes as a "silly hospital" that charges no fees and accepts no third-party (insurance) payments.
But after all the media hype and alarm about "sick" buildings, you're as likely to hear "call the building owner" as "gesundheit" when somebody sneezes in the workplace.