~ Prosit ~
"Prosit" (often abbreviated as "Prost") is a German word that means the same as "toast" or "cheers", but is from the Latin words "pro sit" (cognitative: "for situation or being"). This etched Mettlach stein is mold #2100 (ca. 1900) designed by Heinrich Schlitt and represents the time of the Roman occupation of Germania and the exchange of culture and ideas. Here is an early German introducing a skeptical Roman Centurion to beer in a stein (not yet invented) in return for the gift of wine, the nectar of the gods.
Prosit To your health
Translation: Les Hopper compilation/Roy De Selms
Photo credit: Andre Ammelounx - The Stein Auction Co.