shalom aleichem

phrase transliterated from Hebrew
sha·​lom alei·​chem | \ ˌshȯ-ləm-ə-ˈlā-kəm How to pronounce shalom aleichem (audio) , ˌshō-, -ḵəm\

Definition of shalom aleichem

: peace to you used as a traditional Jewish greeting — compare assalamu alaikum

History and Etymology for shalom aleichem

Hebrew shālōm ʽalēkhem

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