Alles Gute!

(phrase)

Meanings

1.
Take care! /Good luck!
(When saying good bye. Sounds a bit old school.)
2.
Congratulations!
(ONLY for birthday or name day or maybe the new year. NOT for passing an exam or something similar. There needs to be something "starting".)

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Root: *ghedh-

The core idea of this root was:

unity, fitting together really well

From there, it slowly shifted from fitting toward the idea of good.
In German, it is also the origin of das Gitter, which is a sort of fence (fitting together) and of der Gatte and die Gattin, which are old school words for husband and wife, respectively – literally, the fitting one.

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