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Proost (N)

In the German-speaking area common saying, the Dutch form is "Proost". It derives from the Latin "Prodesse" (use / succeed, be beneficial), the conjugated form is "Prosit" and means "May it be useful / succeed" or "May it be beneficial" or "May it benefit you". Often the diminutive form "Prösterchen" or the witty "Prostate" is used based on the male gland. An expanded form is the Austrian "prostate - sunst rosta da" (prostate - otherwise it will rust to you). A popular saying in Austria and southern Germany is "Cheers that the Gurgl does not rust!" (Cheers so that the gargles do not rust). In northern Germany, "Well then, cheers, who has nothing, de host!" (Well cheers, who has nothing - in the glass - should cough). When “toasting”, the glass is raised and / or hit with the glasses. There are special forms and customs of rusting up in the student associations with ritualized sayings in the so-called To drink (see picture on the right). See other examples from numerous countries below toasts, as well as under Customs in viticulture,

Cheers - toasting in a large group and guys

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