Definition of salaam verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

salaam

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//səˈlɑːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈlɑːm//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they salaam
BrE BrE//səˈlɑːm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈlɑːm//
 
he / she / it salaams
BrE BrE//səˈlɑːmz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈlɑːmz//
 
past simple salaamed
BrE BrE//səˈlɑːmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈlɑːmd//
 
past participle salaamed
BrE BrE//səˈlɑːmd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈlɑːmd//
 
-ing form salaaming
BrE BrE//səˈlɑːmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//səˈlɑːmɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] salaam (somebody) (in some Eastern countries) to say hello to somebody in a formal way by bending forward from the waist and putting your right hand on your forehead Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Arabic (al-)salām (‘alaikum) ‘peace (be upon you)’.

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