assalamu alaikum

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phrase transliterated from Arabic as·sa·la·mu alai·kum \əs-sə-ˈlä-mü-ə-ˈlī-ku̇m\
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as–salaam alaikum

play \əs-sə-ˈläm-ə-ˈlī-ku̇m\

Definition of assalamu alaikum

  1. :  peace to you —used as a traditional greeting among Muslims — compare shalom aleichem

Origin and Etymology of assalamu alaikum

Arabic as-salāmu ʽalaykum


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