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  1. namaste(Noun)

    the traditional greeting when saying the word namaste with folded hands and a slight bow

  2. namaste(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

  3. namaste(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

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  1. Namaste

    Namaste is a common spoken valediction or salutation originating from the Hindus and Buddhists in the Indian Subcontinent and also in Japan. It is a customary greeting when individuals meet, and a valediction upon their parting. A non-contact form of salutation is traditionally preferred in India and Nepal; Namaste is the most common form of such a salutation. When spoken to another person, it is commonly accompanied by a slight bow made with hands pressed together, palms touching and fingers pointed upwards, in front of the chest. This gesture, called Añjali Mudrā or Pranamasana, can also be performed wordlessly and carries the same meaning.

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