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namaste

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Sanskrit नमस्ते (namaste), from नमस् (námas, bow, obeisance, reverential salutation), and ते (te, to you),[1] from Proto-Indo-Iranian *namas- (to bow, prostrate). Compare Persian نماز (namâz).

PronunciationEdit

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InterjectionEdit

namaste

  1. literally, "I humbly bow to you"; also used as a greeting or acknowledgement of the equality of all, and pays honor to the sacredness of all

NounEdit

namaste (plural namastes)

  1. the traditional greeting when saying the word namaste with folded hands and a slight bow
  2. in yoga, the pose associated with this word, usually with the flat hands held palms together, fingers up, in front of the heart and a slight bow

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Namaste, Oxford English Dictionary, Draft Revision June 2003.

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