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Proost (N)

In the German-speaking area common toast, the Dutch form is "Proost". It derives from the Latin "Prodesse" (benefit / succeed, be beneficial), the conjugated form is "Prosit" and means "It may help / succeed" or "It may be beneficial" or "It may pious you". Often, the diminutive "Prösterchen" or the witty "prostate" is used based on the male gland. An extended form is the Austrian "prostate - rust rosta da" (prostate - otherwise it rusty you). A popular saying in Austria and southern Germany is "Cheers that the gurgl net rust!" (Cheers, so that the throat does not rust). In northern Germany is common "Well, cheers, who has nothing, de host!" (Well, Cheers, who has nothing - in the glass - should cough). During "Zuprosten" the glass is raised and / or pushed with the glasses. Special forms or customs of Zuprostens are there in the student compounds with ritualized sayings in the so-called To drink (see picture right). See more examples from numerous countries below toasts, as well as under Customs in viticulture,

Cheers - Zuprosten in a big round and fraternity

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