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YiddishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From a Romance language, ultimately from Late Latin benedīcō (I bless, praise).

VerbEdit

בענטשן (bentshn) (past participle געבענטשט (gebentsht))

  1. to bless
  2. to bentsh, recite the Birkat Hamazon, say grace after meals
    רבּותי, מיר וועלן בענטשן.‏‎ ― Rabosai, mir veln bentshn.Gentlemen, let us bentsh.

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