Origin of salutation
Examples from the Web for salutation
I settled on “Oh God of our many understandings” as the salutation.
Her salutation reads, “Robert S, McNamara—revered, praised, questioned, respected, honored, celebrated … and loved.”
“Ozzy rules,” he said as his salutation, his pinky, pointer, and thumb outstretched in perfect formation.Donkeygate! Bush Officials Banned the Democrat Mascot|Randall Lane|July 6, 2010|DAILY BEAST
She smiled at them; but they did not return the salutation, and their actions made her more shy.The Girl from Montana|Grace Livingston Hill
That he repeated the salutation, and extended his hand as a token of unbroken friendship.Round the Block|John Bell Bouton
"Muster your men aft, captain," said the leader, scorning any response to the captain's salutation.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
Adoniram returned his salutation without rising, and bade him take a chair.Jerome, A Poor Man|Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
"We shut the door when the steed's stolen, Mr. Arthur," was his salutation.The Channings|Mrs. Henry Wood
British Dictionary definitions for salutation
Word Origin for salutation
Word Origin and History for salutation
late 14c., from Old French salutacion "greeting," from Latin salutationem (nominative salutatio) "a greeting, saluting," noun of action from past participle stem of salutare "to greet" (see salute (v.)). As a word of greeting (elliptical for "I offer salutation") it is recorded from 1530s. Related: Salutations.