Vocabulary: namaste – greetings in Hindu


Title: For the Win
Author: Cory Doctorow
Sentence: He checked to see if he'd laid it on too thickly, decided he hadn't, grinned and namasted to her, just to ice the biscuit
Page: 213

Word: namaste
Definition:
  • a conventional Hindu expression on meeting or parting, used by the speaker usually while holding the palms together vertically in front of the bosom.
   Source: Dictionary.com

Namaste is a combination of two Sanskrit words: nama meaning “to bow” and te meaning “you.”

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