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    What is the plural of namaste?

    Hello,

    Could you answer me what is the plural of namaste? I suppose te is singular as it is in Latin.

    Thanks.

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    Re: What is the plural of namaste?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cosinuskurve View Post
    Hello,

    Could you answer me what is the plural of namaste? I suppose te is singular as it is in Latin.

    Thanks.
    Vannakkam: Since it's not a noun, I doubt it has one, but I'm not sure. Seems to me it's like asking for the plural of 'hello'.

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    Re: What is the plural of namaste?

    Namaste,

    I wonder something similar, people sometimes end their posts with pranam or pranams, what is the difference and which is correct?

    Thank you.
    Om Namah Shivaya

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    Re: What is the plural of namaste?

    "Namaste" is used for greeting one person and even many people.

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    "Om Namo Bhagvate Vaasudevaye"

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    Re: What is the plural of namaste?

    Quote Originally Posted by fem_phoenix1109 View Post
    Namaste,

    I wonder something similar, people sometimes end their posts with pranam or pranams, what is the difference and which is correct?

    Thank you.
    There is nothing like Pranams in संस्कृतम् ...

    I think they use Pranams to show their number of salutations according to English way of pluraling .

    In Samskrutam, Indians say only Pranam or Namaste. In संस्कृतम् , ते is both singular & plural.

    Hare Krishna..
    Last edited by hinduism♥krishna; 15 April 2014 at 01:30 PM.

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    Re: What is the plural of namaste?

    Namaste,

    Namaste=I bow to the divine within you

    As EM has pointed out, it is not a noun and does not have a plural. So, without over-analyzing it, it is safe to say that just Namaste is the correct greeting. Some people use the words pranams and namastes and hellos to be cute.

    Pranam.

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    Re: What is the plural of namaste?

    namaste.

    Please check this link for the information you require.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namaste

    Quote Originally Posted by Cosinuskurve View Post
    Hello,

    Could you answer me what is the plural of namaste? I suppose te is singular as it is in Latin.

    Thanks.
    रत्नाकरधौतपदां हिमालयकिरीटिनीम् ।
    ब्रह्मराजर्षिररत्नाढ्यां वन्दे भारतमातरम् ॥

    To her whose feet are washed by the ocean, who wears the Himalayas as her crown, and is adorned with the gems of rishis and kings, to Mother India, do I bow down in respect.

    --viShNu purANam

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    Re: What is the plural of namaste?

    Namaskar ji,

    Quote Originally Posted by hinduism♥krishna View Post
    I think they use Pranams to show their number of salutations according to English way of pluraling .
    As one who uses this, this is my own understanding/reason for it. I picked it up after having seen it used elsewhere and seemed pretty acceptable as a way to direct the respectful parting to multiple people in a Forum or Thread with one word instead of several. Though I usually see it written as 'Pranam-s', I've gotten a little lazy and often forget the spacer. I don't use it to offend, and I hope it doesn't.

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    What has Learning profited a man, if it has not led him to worship the good feet of Him who is pure knowledge itself?
    They alone dispel the mind's distress, who take refuge at the feet of the incomparable one.
    ~~Tirukural 2, 7

    Anbe Sivamayam, Satyame Parasivam

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    Re: What is the plural of namaste?

    Namaste,

    Quote Originally Posted by Aanandinii View Post
    I don't use it to offend, and I hope it doesn't.
    No one is going to be offended by this, but I have seen plenty of people getting rattled by the Indian invention of the word 'prepone' (inverse of postpone).

    Pranam.

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    Re: What is the plural of namaste?

    Quote Originally Posted by Believer View Post
    Namaste,



    No one is going to be offended by this, but I have seen plenty of people getting rattled by the Indian invention of the word 'prepone' (inverse of postpone).

    Pranam.
    Namaste,

    OMG!So prepone isn't a real word!
    I've been using that word since my school days and now I can't use it.
    He dances in the golden hall of Chidambaram, Let us worship His rosy anklet girt Feet.

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