shalom

Definitions

  • interj. Hello, goodbye, peace.

Example Sentences

  • "Shalom, you've reached Temple Beth Shalom."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew
  • Modern Hebrew

Etymology

  • Heb שלום shalóm (Yiddish shólem, not used as a greeting in Yiddish or Jewish-English)

    • Who Uses This

      • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
      • Non-Jews: (words that have spread outside of Jewish networks)

      Regions

      • North America

      Dictionaries

      • The New Joys of Yiddish, by Leo Rosten and Lawrence Bush (New York, 2003[1968]).
      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).
      • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
      • The Joys of Hebrew, by Lewis Glinert (New York, 1992).

      Alternative Spellings

      sholem

Edit     See something you disagree with? Feel free to edit it. All changes will be moderated.