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namaskar Line breaks: nam|as¦kar
Pronunciation: /ˌnʌmʌsˈkɑː/

Definition of namaskar in English:


A traditional Indian greeting or gesture of respect, made by bringing the palms together before the face or chest and bowing: [as exclamation]: ‘Namaskar Laxmanji!’
More example sentences
  • And as we parted, with a goodbye, a clasp of hands, a namaskar - I felt we had made a connection.
  • The mahout bowed to the Goddess, hands arched in the gesture of namaskar, then began circling the shrine followed by the cymbal-clashers and the trumpet blowers.
  • Returning the namaskar Vishakhsen said, ‘Oho how fortunate that on this difficult path I could meet my dear friend.’


Via Hindi from Sanskrit namaskāra, from namas 'bowing' + kāra 'action'.

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