Etymology
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salaam

Arabic or Muslim greeting, 1610s, from Arabic salam (also in Urdu, Persian), literally "peace" (compare Hebrew shalom); in full, (as)salam 'alaikum "peace be upon you," from base of salima "he was safe" (compare Islam, Muslim). Formerly used generically of ceremonious salutations in India and elsewhere in Asia. As a verb, "to salute with a 'salaam,'" by 1690s.

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Definitions of salaam
1
salaam (v.)
greet with a salaam;
2
salaam (n.)
a deep bow; a Muslim form of salutation;
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