This woman might be saying "namaste".
- Namaste is a salutation in the Hindu culture to express a polite and peaceful hello or goodbye.
- An example of namaste is in the phrase, "Namaste my friend. See you tomorrow."
- An example of namaste is placing the palms together with your thumbs against your chest and bowing your head.
a Hindu gesture of salutation made by placing the palms together, thumbs against the chest, and bowing the head slightly
Origin of namasteHindi ; from Sanskrit námas-, a bow ; from Indo-European base an unverified form nem-, to bend, bow
Used especially among Hindus to express a polite or respectful greeting or farewell.
Origin of namasteUltimately (via Hindi, Punjabi, and other South Asian languages) from Sanskrit namas te, obeisance to you : nama&hlowdot;, homage, obeisance; see nem- in Indo-European roots + te, enclitic second person sing. genitive and dative pron.; see tu- in Indo-European roots.