AskDefine | Define salaam

Dictionary Definition

salaam n : a deep bow; a Muslim form of salutation v : greet with a salaam

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English

Etymology

From etyl ar peace

Pronunciation

Interjection

  1. A respectful ceremonial greeting performed mostly in Islamic countries.
  2. A low bow as a ceremonial act of deference.

Verb

to salaam
  1. To perform a salaam.

Extensive Definition

Salām (Salam, Salaam) may refer to:

As a given name

Places

Brands, proper names

Popular culture

See also

salaam in German: Salam (Begriffsklärung)
salaam in Dutch: Salam

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bend, bend the knee, bend the neck, bending the knee, best wishes, bob, bob a curtsy, bob down, bow, bow and scrape, bow down, bow the head, bowing and scraping, crouch, curtsy, dipping the colors, duck, fall down before, genuflect, genuflection, greetings, homage, inclination, kneel, kneeling, kowtow, make a leg, make a reverence, make obeisance, making a leg, nod, obeisance, obsequiousness, presenting arms, prostration, regards, reverence, salaams, salutation, salutations, salute, scrape, servility, squat, standing at attention, stoop, submission, submissiveness, supination
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