mazel tov

 (Heb.) "Good luck."

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  • Mazel tov — Mazel Tov! written on a wine glass Traditionally, after the groom breaks the …   Wikipedia

  • mazel tov — [mä′zəl tōv΄, mä′zəltō̂f΄] interj. [Heb (often via Yiddish) < māzal, luck + tōv, good] used to express congratulations: also mazeltov interj …   English World dictionary

  • mazel tov — 1862, from mod. Heb. mazzal tob good luck, from Heb. mazzaloth (pl.) constellations …   Etymology dictionary

  • mazel tov — ► EXCLAMATION ▪ (among Jews) congratulations; good luck. ORIGIN modern Hebrew, good star …   English terms dictionary

  • Mazel Tov — Mazal Tov  Pour l’article homonyme, voir Mazel Tov ou le Mariage.  « Mazal Tov ! » ou « Mazel tov ! » est une interjection hébraïque (מזל טוב!‏) incorporée au yiddish, qui est souvent employée au sein de la …   Wikipédia en Français

  • mazel tov —    (MAH zl toff) [Yiddish, from Hebrew: good luck] Best wishes; congratulations; an expression used by Jews to mark happy occasions or a successful outcome.    “Mazel tov,” the Prime Minister reportedly replied. “Good work.” The New York Times,… …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • Mazel tov — Masel tov ist hebräisch und bedeutet Viel Glück (wörtl. Glück gut). masel tov wird mit hebräischer Schrift מזל־טוב‏ geschrieben und wird so auch im Jiddischen verwendet, jedoch wird im Hebräischen die zweite Silbe von „masel“ und im Jiddischen… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mazel tov — /ˈmæzəl tɒv/ (say mazuhl tov), /ˈmʌzəl/ (say muzuhl), /tɒf/ (say tof) interjection (a Jewish expression of good wishes and congratulations.) Also, mazal tov. {Hebrew mazal luck + tob good} …   Australian English dictionary

  • mazel tov — /mah zeuhl tawv , tawf , tohv / an expression of congratulations and best wishes, used chiefly by Jews on an occasion of success or good fortune. Also, mazal tov. [1860 65; < Yiddish mazltov < Heb mazzal tobh lit., good luck] * * * …   Universalium

  • mazel tov — ma•zel tov [[t]ˈmɑ zəl ˌtɔv, ˌtɔf, ˌtoʊv[/t]] interj. jud (used to express congratulations) • Etymology: 1860–65; < Yiddish < Heb mazzāl tōbh good luck …   From formal English to slang

  • mazel tov — interjection Etymology: Late Hebrew mazzāl tōbh, literally, good luck Date: 1862 used to express congratulations …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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