greeting vs salutation what difference

what is difference between greeting and salutation

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡɹiːtɪŋ/
  • Rhymes: -iːtɪŋ

Noun

greeting (countable and uncountable, plural greetings)

  1. A conventional phrase used to start a letter or conversation or otherwise to acknowledge a person’s arrival or presence.
  2. (uncountable) The action of the verb to greet.

Related terms

  • greet

Translations

See also

  • hello
  • salutation

Verb

greeting

  1. present participle of greet


English

Etymology

From Middle English salutacioun, from Old French salutacion, from Latin salutatio (a greeting, a wishing health to), from saluto (wish one’s health, greet), from salus (well-being). Compare the Latin greeting salve (literally be well).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˌsæljuˈteɪʃən/, /ˌsæljəˈteɪʃən/
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən
  • Hyphenation: sal‧u‧ta‧tion

Noun

salutation (countable and uncountable, plural salutations)

  1. A greeting, salute, or address; a hello.
  2. The act of greeting.
  3. (obsolete) Quickening; excitement.

Derived terms

  • angelic salutation

Related terms

Translations

See also

  • valediction

French

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin salutatio, salutationem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /sa.ly.ta.sjɔ̃/

Noun

salutation f (plural salutations)

  1. greeting

Related terms

  • salutaire
  • saluer

Further reading

  • “salutation” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

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