shalom

shalom

[shah-lawm; English shuh-lohm]
interjection Hebrew.
peace (used as a word of greeting or farewell).
Also, sholom.
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shalom
Jewish word of greeting, 1881, from Heb., lit. "peace," prop. "completeness, soundness, welfare," from stem of shalam "was intact, was complete, was in good health."
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shalom [(shah-lohm, shuh-lohm)]

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

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