Origin of salutation
Examples from the Web for salutations
The presence of Monseigneur complicated the rites, the salutations, and the kisses.The Dream
He then turned to the ladies and Mr. Effingham, and repeated his salutations.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
There he was recognised by many, but he scarcely answered their salutations.
The Clerk had recognised friends on the waggons, and was returning their salutations.
Salutations are exchanged on the stoop, reverences, handshakings, introductions.The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2)
- an act, phrase, gesture, etc, that serves as a greeting
- a form of words used as an opening to a speech or letter, such as Dear Sir or Ladies and Gentlemen
- the act of saluting
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.