Salaam meaning

sə-läm
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A greeting in various Muslim cultures.
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Peace: used as a greeting by Muslims.
interjection
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A ceremonious act of deference or obeisance, especially a low bow performed while placing the right palm on the forehead.
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Used as a greeting in various Muslim cultures.
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To greet with or perform a salaam.
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This greeting.
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In the Near East, India, etc., a greeting or ceremonial compliment, made by bowing low with the palm of the right hand placed on the forehead.
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Any obeisance or respectful greeting.
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To greet with a salaam.
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To make a salaam.
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A respectful ceremonial greeting performed mostly in Islamic countries.
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A low bow as a ceremonial act of deference.
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To perform a salaam.
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Origin of salaam

  • Arabic salām peace, salaam from salima to be safe šlm in Semitic roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Arabic سَلَام (salām, “peace"), from Proto-Semitic *Å¡alām-.

    From Wiktionary