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Etymology

From Sanskrit नमस्ते (namaste), from नमस (námas), bow, obeisance, reverential salutation), and ते (te), to you). [1]

Pronunciation

Interjection

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

Noun

Singular
namaste

Plural
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namaste ({{{1}}})
  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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References

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

Norwegian

Etymology

From Sanskrit

Interjection

namaste

  1. namaste

Noun

namaste

  1. namaste

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