salutation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French salutacion, from Latin salutatio (a greeting, a wishing health to), from saluto (wish one’s health, greet), from salus (well-being). Compare the Latin greeting salve (“be well”).

Noun[edit]

salutation (plural salutations)

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  1. A greeting, salute, or address; a hello.
  2. The act of greeting.
  3. The title in a person's name, such as Mr, Mrs, Ms., Dr., or Rev.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin salutatio, salutationem.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

salutation f (plural salutations)

  1. greeting

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