From Arabic اَلسَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ (as-salāmu ʿalaykum, “peace upon you”, a common greeting). See also Portuguese salamaleque and French salamalec.
- IPA(key): /sa.la.meˈlɛk.ko/
- Hyphenation: sa‧la‧me‧lèc‧co
salamelecco m (plural salamelecchi)
- (informal, usually derogatory, especially in the plural) bowing and scraping, flattery
Lo accolse con molti salamelecchi.
- He received him with much bowing and scraping.
- Synonyms: cerimonia, complimento, convenevole, leziosaggine, moina, smanceria