Greeting



[gree-ting] /ˈgri tɪŋ/

noun
1.
the act or words of a person who .
2.
a friendly message from someone who is absent:
a greeting from a friend in another country.
3.
greetings, an expression of friendly or respectful regard:
Send my greetings to your family.
[greet] /grit/
verb (used with object)
1.
to address with some form of salutation; welcome.
2.
to meet or receive:
to be greeted by cheering crowds; to greet a proposal with boos and hisses.
3.
to manifest itself to:
Music greeted his ear as he entered the salon.
verb (used without object)
4.
Obsolete. to give salutations on meeting.
[greet] /grit/ Scot. and North England Archaic.
verb (used without object)
1.
to grieve; lament; cry.
verb (used with object)
2.
to lament; bewail.
/ˈɡriːtɪŋ/
noun
1.
the act or an instance of welcoming or saluting on meeting
2.
(often pl)

/ɡriːt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to meet or receive with expressions of gladness or welcome
2.
to send a message of friendship to
3.
to receive in a specified manner: her remarks were greeted by silence
4.
to become apparent to: the smell of bread greeted him
/ɡriːt/
verb
1.
(intransitive) to weep; lament
noun
2.
weeping; lamentation
n.

Old English greting “salutation,” verbal noun from gretan (see greet). Related: Greetings. First record of greeting card is from 1876.
v.

Old English gretan “to come in contact with” (in sense of “attack, accost” as well as “salute, welcome,” and “touch, take hold of, handle”), from West Germanic *grotjan (cf. Old Saxon grotian, Old Frisian greta, Dutch groeten, Old High German gruozen, German grüßen “to salute, greet”), perhaps originally “to resound” (via notion of “cause to speak”), causative of Proto-Germanic *grætanan, root of Old English grætan (Anglian gretan) “weep, bewail,” from PIE *gher- “to call out.” Greet still can mean “cry, weep” in Scottish & northern England dialect, though this might be from a different root. Grætan is probably also the source of the second element in regret. Related: Greeted; greeting.

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