shalom

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

interjection Hebrew.

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

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Cultural definitions for shalom

shalom
[ (shah-lohm, shuh-lohm) ]

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

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