字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Word Origins 91. All right. The word origin today is God bless. You, you know what we say...especially when somebody sneezes. You know , achoo and then you say God bless you. So how did that start ? This is what this video is about. That origin. All right. So let's look at the note first. Now you could tell someone God bless you and you know really mean or hope or wish that God actually blesses someone. Puts a blessing on someone. So it does have that meaning too. But really the one that we're going to focus on today is about the sneezing. So the second very common meaning is what is often said to someone when they sneeze while you know, speaking English. So in speaking English we say God bless you. Usually after someone sneezes. All right. Let's continue. Many other languages often may say something. Some similar responses about God. Maybe something about God or wishing someone good health is a very very common one. Or long life, etc. After people sneeze. So there's a lot of ideas about this. All right. Let's continue. Here are some common examples like salute in Italian. Gesundheit in German. That's a funny one. Sometimes people in English say it's just very funny sounding and you know we kind of like it. It's almost a way to laugh. Achoo , gesundheit. Okay. Which also means health too . . Salud or dio te bendiga I think is Spanish and then also in the Spanish-speaking world. Some countries not all of them. Spanish-speaking world may actually like if somebody sneezes three times. They .. some say they may say Jesus which is Jesus after the first sneeze. Maria after the second sneeze. Because that's you know, Jesus , his mother's name was Mary and the way to say that in Spanish is Maria. For the second sneeze and Jose for the third sneeze. So basically they are saying Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. You know, if you sneeze three times in a row. Okay let's continue. Some people think the origin of the saying God bless you after a sneeze may have started in one of the earlier outbreaks of , during the 6th century. Some of the symptoms of the beginning of the bubonic plague. Now this is not the famous one I think like you know, later on. I don't know around the 12th or 13th century that knocked off half od Europe. This was still another big one , but this was a lot earlier. This was during the sixth century. So one of the signs of course was a coughing and sneezing. And at that time, Pope Gregory the first was the Pope and many say Pope Gregory the first suggested people start to say basically God bless you. Yeah. When people sneeze as a way to protect them from the disease or death. So some people say that he actually coined the term. I don't know 100% if that's correct , but some people do claim it Pope Gregory the first is the one that said that... told people to start saying that. All right. Let's continue. In earlier times , maybe even before this. Some cultures believed evil spirits may be released from the body during a sneeze and people would say God bless you as a way of preventing it. So this is another idea about it. Or there is a third one. And I had heard this one before. There is another theory that this custom started due to a rumor and former belief that a person's heart temporarily stopped before a sneeze. And saying God bless you was a way of wishing them health. I think it might skip a beat but it doesn't really stop. But anyway but people believe that. So that was another reason that maybe the reason why we say God bless you. And then just very commonly. I'll just give you the one example. This would be typical . Remember, this is how we spell the sound for a sneeze in English. You know. So we say A-C--HOO. So we actually spell it ACHOO Oh. That's how we ... if you wanted to spell out of sneeze. It's usually spelled out as achoo and of course then somebody would say : God bless you. Anyway I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. I hope it was informative. Thank you for your time. Bye- bye.