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l'chaim

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 /
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noun Hebrew.
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

l'chaim
/ (ləˈxɑjim) /

interjection, noun
a variant spelling of lechaim
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