interjection Hebrew.

  1. peace (used as a word of greeting or farewell).

Jewish word of greeting, Hebrew, literally “peace,” properly “completeness, soundness, welfare,” from stem of shalam “was intact, was complete, was in good health.” Related to Arabic salima “was safe,” aslama “surrendered, submitted.” A Hebrew word used to mean both “hello” and “good-bye”; literally, it means “peace.”

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