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sa·laam

 (sə-läm′)
n.
1. A ceremonious act of deference or obeisance, especially a low bow performed while placing the right palm on the forehead.
2. A greeting in various Muslim cultures.
interj.
Used as a greeting in various Muslim cultures.
tr. & intr.v. sa·laamed, sa·laam·ing, sa·laams
To greet with or perform a salaam.

[Arabic salām, peace, salaam, from salima, to be safe; see šlm in Semitic roots.]
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salaam

(səˈlɑːm)
n
1. (Islam) a Muslim form of salutation consisting of a deep bow with the right palm on the forehead
2. (Islam) a salutation signifying peace, used chiefly by Muslims
vb
(Islam) to make a salaam or salute (someone) with a salaam
[C17: from Arabic salām peace, from the phrase assalām 'alaikum peace be to you]
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sa•laam

(səˈlɑm)

n.
1. a salutation meaning “peace,” used esp. in Islamic countries.
2. a very low bow or obeisance, esp. with the palm of the right hand placed on the forehead.
v.i., v.t.
3. to salute with a salaam.
[1605–15; < Arabic salām peace]
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salaam


Past participle: salaamed
Gerund: salaaming

Imperative
salaam
salaam
Present
I salaam
you salaam
he/she/it salaams
we salaam
you salaam
they salaam
Preterite
I salaamed
you salaamed
he/she/it salaamed
we salaamed
you salaamed
they salaamed
Present Continuous
I am salaaming
you are salaaming
he/she/it is salaaming
we are salaaming
you are salaaming
they are salaaming
Present Perfect
I have salaamed
you have salaamed
he/she/it has salaamed
we have salaamed
you have salaamed
they have salaamed
Past Continuous
I was salaaming
you were salaaming
he/she/it was salaaming
we were salaaming
you were salaaming
they were salaaming
Past Perfect
I had salaamed
you had salaamed
he/she/it had salaamed
we had salaamed
you had salaamed
they had salaamed
Future
I will salaam
you will salaam
he/she/it will salaam
we will salaam
you will salaam
they will salaam
Future Perfect
I will have salaamed
you will have salaamed
he/she/it will have salaamed
we will have salaamed
you will have salaamed
they will have salaamed
Future Continuous
I will be salaaming
you will be salaaming
he/she/it will be salaaming
we will be salaaming
you will be salaaming
they will be salaaming
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been salaaming
you have been salaaming
he/she/it has been salaaming
we have been salaaming
you have been salaaming
they have been salaaming
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been salaaming
you will have been salaaming
he/she/it will have been salaaming
we will have been salaaming
you will have been salaaming
they will have been salaaming
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been salaaming
you had been salaaming
he/she/it had been salaaming
we had been salaaming
you had been salaaming
they had been salaaming
Conditional
I would salaam
you would salaam
he/she/it would salaam
we would salaam
you would salaam
they would salaam
Past Conditional
I would have salaamed
you would have salaamed
he/she/it would have salaamed
we would have salaamed
you would have salaamed
they would have salaamed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.salaam - a deep bow; a Muslim form of salutation
bowing, obeisance, bow - bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
Verb1.salaam - greet with a salaam
salute - greet in a friendly way; "I meet this men every day on my way to work and he salutes me"
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Translations

salaam

[səˈlɑːm]
A. Nzalema f
B. VIhacer zalemas
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salaam

n, interjSalem m
visich mit Salem begrüßen
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References in classic literature ?
They are not people--they're servants who must salaam to you.
They made salaams and called them "protector of the poor" and names of that sort.
Native servants always salaamed and submitted to you, whatever you did.
Then we rose also, and making our salaam to his majesty, which he hardly deigned to acknowledge, we departed to our huts.
From this we gathered or fancied that it must be some woman living in that house that had done us this kindness, and to show that we were grateful for it, we made salaams after the fashion of the Moors, bowing the head, bending the body, and crossing the arms on the breast.
I kissed the cross, took the crowns and returned to the terrace, and we all made our salaams; again the hand appeared, I made signs that I would read the paper, and then the window was closed.
Before you could say, "Lord bless us!" the rogues were making their salaams; and the Bouncers were kissing the pretty little boy.
He drew a long breath when he saw that the bungalow and the plantation were still uninjured, for he knew something of Moti Guj's temper, and reported himself with many lies and salaams. Moti Guj had gone to his pickets for breakfast.
The Moor goes to his mosque about noon on his Sabbath, as on any other day, removes his shoes at the door, performs his ablutions, makes his salaams, pressing his forehead to the pavement time and again, says his prayers, and goes back to his work.
He could see the carter's bare chest collapse with amazement, as the man salaamed reverently to the voice, leaped from the pole, and helped the escort haul their volcano on to the main road.
This time Purun Bhagat paid no calls, but leaned on the rail of the Mall, watching that glorious view of the Plains spread out forty miles below, till a native Mohammedan policeman told him he was obstructing traffic; and Purun Bhagat salaamed reverently to the Law, because he knew the value of it, and was seeking for a Law of his own.
The Wieroos salaamed and withdrew, closing the door behind them.