From Latinsalutatio “a greeting, a wishing health to," from saluto “wish one's health, greet," from salus “well-being." Compare the Latin greeting salve “be well."
Salutation Sentence Examples
Connie stammered out a prim salutation, still staring at him, and Lisa blushed at Giddon's obvious amusement.
He raised his hands above his head in the same salutation as he fell.
Among these are the names of the months and the days of the week, those used in astrology and divination, some forms of salutation, words for dress and bedding, money, musical instruments, books and writings, together with a number of miscellaneous terms.
Generally, it is best to use a colon after the salutation and a comma after the closing.
In an ordinary Greek letter (as the papyri show) we should find the salutation followed by an expression of gratification over the correspondent's good health and of prayer for its continuance.