shalom aleichem

[ Sephardic Hebrew shah-lawm ah-le-khem; Ashkenazic Hebrew shaw-luh m ah-ley-khem, ah-ley-khem, shah-lohm ]
/ Sephardic Hebrew ʃɑˈlɔm ɑ lɛˈxɛm; Ashkenazic Hebrew ˈʃɔ ləm ɑˈleɪ xɛm, ɑ leɪˈxɛm, ʃɑˈloʊm /

interjection Hebrew.

peace to you: a conventional Jewish greeting, the reply being aleichem shalom.

Nearby words

  1. shallow breathing,
  2. shallowly,
  3. shallows,
  4. shalmaneser iii,
  5. shalom,
  6. shalosh seudoth,
  7. shalt,
  8. shalwar,
  9. sham,
  10. shama

Aleichem

[ ah-ley-khem ]
/ ɑˈleɪ xɛm /

noun

Sho·lom [shaw-luh m] /ˈʃɔ ləm/or Sho·lem [shoh-lem, -luh m] /ˈʃoʊ lɛm, -ləm/or Sha·lom [shah-lohm] /ʃɑˈloʊm/, pen name of Solomon Rabinowitz, 1859–1916, Russian author of Yiddish novels, plays, and short stories; in the U.S. from 1906.
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British Dictionary definitions for shalom aleichem

shalom aleichem

/ Hebrew (ʃaˈlɔm aˈlexɛm, English ʃəˈlɒm əˈleɪxəm) /

interjection

peace be to you: used by Jews as a greeting or farewellOften shortened to: shalom

Aleichem

/ (ɑːˈleɪçɛm) /

noun

Sholom, real name Solomon Rabinowitz. 1859–1916, US Jewish writer, born in Russia. His works include Tevye the Milkman, which was adapted for the stage musical Fiddler on the Roof
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