[ shah-lawm; English shuh-lohm ]
/ ʃɑˈlɔm; English ʃəˈloʊm /

interjection Hebrew.

peace (used as a word of greeting or farewell).


Also sholom. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for shalom


Jewish word of greeting, Hebrew, literally "peace," properly "completeness, soundness, welfare," from stem of shalam "was intact, was complete, was in good health." Related to Arabic salima "was safe," aslama "surrendered, submitted."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Culture definitions for shalom


[ (shah-lohm, shuh-lohm) ]

A Hebrew word used to mean both “hello” and “good-bye”; literally, it means “peace.”

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