shalom

interjection

sha·​lom shä-ˈlōm How to pronounce shalom (audio)
shə-
variants or less commonly sholom
used as a Jewish greeting and farewell

Word History

Etymology

Hebrew shālōm peace

First Known Use

1904, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shalom was in 1904

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Cite this Entry

“Shalom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shalom. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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