- (used to wish good health, especially to a person who has just sneezed.)
Origin of gesundheit
Examples from the Web for gesundheit
Historical Examples of gesundheit
At the same interview, when the doctor sneezed, she said "Gesundheit."Benign Stupors
- an expression used to wish good health to someone who has just sneezed
Word Origin for gesundheit
German for “good health.” Like the English phrase “Bless you,” it is conventionally said to someone who has just sneezed. This reflects the superstition that a sneeze can cause the soul to fly out of the body; saying the phrase prevents this from happening.