Origin of namaste
Examples from the Web for 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|Esha Chhabra|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Instead of saying “Namaste,” investors said, “No, thank you.”Lululemon Stock Price Continues Drop After CEO Announces Resignation|William O’Connor|June 12, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The brave Sikh knelt down before the Takur, and instead of the ordinary "Namaste!"From the Caves and Jungles of Hindostan|Helena Pretrovna Blavatsky
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.