Origin of salutation
Examples from the Web for salutations
They were addressing me in the language and with the salutations of their country.Peter Schlemihl etc.|Adelbert Chamisso
Jessie, not knowing the honour awaiting her, was very stiff and grave in her salutations.
The 'doctrine' itself opens with a list of salutations with the appropriate answers.
She would have hurried on and left him, after these salutations, but he was too quick for her.Miser Farebrother, Volume I (of 3)|Benjamin Leopold Farjeon
I salute you my good friend, with a thousand salutations of respect and admiration.
British Dictionary definitions for salutations
Word Origin for salutation
Word Origin and History for salutations
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.