Greeting (Ital) Crossword Clue

Greeting (ital) crossword clue. Quick one crossword question in Herald Sun on Monday, 26 June 2017. 4 letters. Also appear on Daily Telegraph

Answer: CIAO

The word “ciao” is an informal salutation in the Italian language that is used for both “hello” and “goodbye”.

Originally from the Venetian language, it has entered the vocabulary of English and of many other languages around the world. Its dual meaning of “hello” and “goodbye” makes it similar to shalom in Hebrew, salaam in Arabic, annyeong in Korean, and aloha in Hawaiian.

The Vietnamese word chào (also “hello” or “goodbye”), while similar-sounding, is unrelated in etymology.

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