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Old March 19 2009, 04:10 PM   #56
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Re: Lost 5x09: "Namaste"

gh4chiefs wrote: View Post

And oh, just WTF does "Namaste" mean anyway?
New age/hippy folk love to use that term(which I find annoying)

Namaste, Namaskar or Namaskaram (Sanskrit: नमस्ते [nʌmʌsˈteː] from external sandhi between namaḥ and te) is a common spoken greeting or salutation in the Indian subcontinent. Taken literally, it means "I bow to you". The word is derived from Sanskrit (namas): to bow, obeisance, reverential salutation, and (te): "to you".[1] Namaskar is considered a slightly more formal version than namaste but both express deep respect. It is commonly used in India and Nepal by Hindus, Jains and Buddhists, and many continue to use this outside the Indian subcontinent.
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