assalamu alaikum

phrase transliterated from Arabic
as·​sa·​la·​mu alai·​kum | \ əs-sə-ˈlä-mü-ə-ˈlī-ku̇m How to pronounce assalamu alaikum (audio) \
variants: or as-salaam alaikum \ əs-​sə-​ˈläm-​ə-​ˈlī-​ku̇m How to pronounce as-salaam alaikum (audio) \

Definition of assalamu alaikum

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

History and Etymology for assalamu alaikum

Arabic as-salāmu ʽalaykum

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“Assalamu alaikum.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/assalamu%20alaikum. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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