“gesundheit” is German for “health”.
I don’t know why we say “bless you” after someone sneezes. I still say it. I guess it’s just something I heard my mother say to us as kids . I always thought sneezing was just an excuse to bless someone . Although you never have to wait for someone to sneeze to bless them .
Anyway, after doing some investigating, cause I had heard there was a good reason, and sure enough, according to snopes.com it involves the belief that a human’s soul might escape through a sneeze and saying “God bless you” wards off Satan while the soul is vulnerable .
How silly ! I don’t believe sneezing is a bad thing . I think it’s a good body function and a healthy reaction. Our body serves us well. Again, I’m not exactly sure what happens when we sneeze but I assume it opens up the airways in our nostrils to get more oxygen or whatever into our brains lol irdk , but I do love to sneeze. It is like having an orgasm in my brain :p