السلام عليكم

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Arabic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Hebrew שָׁלוֹם עֲלֵיכֶם(shalóm aleikhém).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ʔas.sa.laː.mu ʕa.laj.kum/
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Interjection[edit]

اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ (as-salāmu ʿalaykum)

  1. peace be upon you; good day; hello; hail, salaam alaikum, assalamu alaikum
    اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ — وَعَلَيْكُمُ ٱلسَّلَامُ
    as-salāmu ʿalaykum — wa-ʿalaykumu s-salāmu
    Peace be upon you. — And upon you, too.

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Usage notes[edit]

  • Though grammatically plural, this form of the greeting is predominantly also used towards one person.

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