Definition of namaskar noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌnʌmʌsˈkɑː(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌnʌmʌsˈkɑːr//
[uncountable](Indian English)
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a way of greeting somebody in which the hands are placed together as in prayer and the head is bent forwards Word Originvia Hindi from Sanskrit namaskāra, from namas ‘bowing’ + kāra ‘action’.