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salaam

[ suh-lahm ]
/ səˈlɑm /
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noun
a salutation meaning “peace,” used especially in Islamic countries.
a very low bow or obeisance, especially with the palm of the right hand placed on the forehead.
verb (used with or without object)
to salute with a salaam.
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Origin of salaam

First recorded in 1605–15; from Arabic salām “peace,” cognate with Hebrew shalom, from common Semitic šalām

OTHER WORDS FROM salaam

sa·laam·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for salaam

salaam
/ (səˈlɑːm) /

noun
a Muslim form of salutation consisting of a deep bow with the right palm on the forehead
a salutation signifying peace, used chiefly by Muslims
verb
to make a salaam or salute (someone) with a salaam

Word Origin for salaam

C17: from Arabic salām peace, from the phrase assalām `alaikum peace be to you
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