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shalom

[shah-lawm; English shuh-lohm] /ʃɑˈlɔm; English ʃəˈloʊm/
interjection, Hebrew.
1.
peace (used as a word of greeting or farewell).
Also, sholom.
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Word Origin and History for shalom

Jewish word of greeting, Hebrew, literally "peace," properly "completeness, soundness, welfare," from stem of shalam "was intact, was complete, was in good health." Related to Arabic salima "was safe," aslama "surrendered, submitted."

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shalom [(shah-lohm, shuh-lohm)]

A Hebrew word used to mean both “hello” and “good-bye”; literally, it means “peace.”

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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