assalamu alaikum

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

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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