This woman might be saying "namaste".
- 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.
Namaste is a salutation in the Hindu culture to express a polite and peaceful hello or goodbye.
used when making the namaskar gesture
Origin of namasteHindi: see namaskar
[often not in italics] namaskar
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 namah homage, obeisance ; see nem- in Indo-European roots. te enclitic second person sing. genitive and dative pron. ; see tu- in Indo-European roots.