- 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
Examples from the Web for namaste
Contemporary Examples of namaste
He gestures the traditional Indian hello—“namaste”—fluffs the pillows in the lobby, and skirts guests to the closest elevator.An Indian Icon Reborn: The Imperial Hotel Reclaims Its Glory Days
May 13, 2014
Instead of saying “Namaste,” investors said, “No, thank you.”Lululemon Stock Price Continues Drop After CEO Announces Resignation
June 12, 2013
Historical Examples of namaste
The brave Sikh knelt down before the Takur, and instead of the ordinary "Namaste!"From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan
Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
- a salutation used in India
Word Origin for namaste
"salutatory gesture," 1948, from Hindi, from Sanskrit namas "bowing" + te, dative of tuam "you" (singular). Used as a word of greeting from 1967.