|Here I go again. Thoughts of the New Year bring reminders that it’s time for resolutions. I will be dieting, together along with exercise. My exercise of preference is yoga. Here is a word that has come into the English language as a “borrowing” from the Hindu. It is a word often used in the practice of yoga. Enjoy!
/ˈnʌm əˌsteɪ/Show Spelled[nuhm-uh-stey]Show IPA
noun a conventional Hindu expression on meeting or parting, used by the speaker usually while holding the palms together vertically in front of the bosom.
1945–50; < Sanskrit: hail, literally, (a) bow to thee
“namaste.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 29 Dec. 2011. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/namaste>.