namaste

[ nuhm-uh-stey ]
/ ˈnʌm əˌsteɪ /

noun

a conventional Hindu expression on meeting or parting, used by the speaker usually while holding the palms together vertically in front of the bosom.

Origin of namaste

1945–50; < Sanskrit: hail, literally, (a) bow to thee
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namaste

/ (ˌnʌməsˈteɪ) /

interjection

a salutation used in India

Word Origin for namaste

C21: via Hindi from Sanskrit, from namas salutation, bow + te to you
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