He gestures the traditional Indian hello—“namaste”—fluffs the pillows in the lobby, and skirts guests to the closest elevator.
Instead of saying “namaste,” investors said, “No, thank you.”
The brave Sikh knelt down before the Takur, and instead of the ordinary "namaste!"
Sanskrit 'homage; bowing to you'
"salutatory gesture," 1948, from Hindi, from Sanskrit namas "bowing" + te, dative of tuam "you" (singular). Used as a word of greeting from 1967.