Definition of Namaste

1. Interjection. ''literally'', "I humbly bow to you"; also used as a greeting or acknowledgement of the equality of all, and pays honor to the sacredness of all ¹



2. Noun. the traditional greeting when saying the word namaste with folded hands and a slight bow ¹

3. Noun. in yoga, the pose associated with this word, usually with the flat hands held palms together, fingers up, in front of the heart and a slight bow ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Namaste

1. an Indian form of greeting [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Namaste

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namaste (current term)
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Literary usage of Namaste

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Starting with Comprehension: Reading Strategies for the Youngest Learners by Andie Cunningham, Ruth Shagoury (2005)
"namaste. Barbara Hicks, the principal at Harold Oliver Primary has supported Andie's ... namaste. Peggy Albertine, Jeanne Robin, and Sarah Taylor are the ..."

2. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"Again, Thou God! again A thousand thousand times be magnified! Honor and worship be— Glory and praise,—to Thee Namo, namaste, cried on every side. ..."

3. The Sacred Books and Early Literature of the East, with Historical Surveys by Charles F Horne (1917)
"Honor and worship be — Glory and praise — to thee Namo, namaste, cried on every side; Cried here, above, below, Uttered when thou dost go, Uttered where ..."

4. A History of Hindu Civilisation During British Rule by Pramatha Nath Bose (1894)
"... or powerful princes of the olden times and in their salutation to each other the Aryas substitute ; the word 'namaste,' for the 'Ram Ram' of the vulgar. ..."

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