Definition of


  1. (noun, communication) a deep bow; a Muslim form of salutation
  2. (verb, communication) greet with a salaam

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Alternate forms of Salaam

Derivations: salaam

Hypernyms: bow, bowing, obeisance, salute

Origin of the word Salaam

  1. Muslim greeting, 1613, from Arabic salam (also in Urdu, Persian), lit. "peace" (cf. Heb. shalom); in full, (as)salam 'alaikum "peace be upon you," from base of salima "he was safe" (cf. Islam, Muslim). more

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