or l'cha·yim, le·cha·yim, le·ha·yim
[ Ashkenazic Hebrew luh-khah-yim; Sephardic Hebrew luh-khah-yeem ]
/ Ashkenazic Hebrew ləˈxɑ yɪm; Sephardic Hebrew lə xɑˈyim /
a toast used in drinking to a person's health or well-being.
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Origin of l'chaim
ləḥayyīm literally, to life
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British Dictionary definitions for l'chaim
/ (ləˈxɑjim) /
a variant spelling of lechaim
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