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Hello - Wikipedia

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Hello is a salutation or greeting in the English language. It is first attested in writing from 1833 ... Hosanna!), may be the ultimate origin of the word. Hǽlan is likely ...

A (Shockingly) Short History Of 'Hello' : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR

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Feb 17, 2011 ... Alexander Graham Bell hoped people would answer the phone with the word " ahoy." His rival, Thomas Edison favored another greeting — we ...

Great 'Hello' Mystery Is Solved - NYTimes.com

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Mar 5, 1992 ... ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL invented the telephone. But Thomas Alva Edison coined the greeting. The word "hello," it appears, came straight ...

What is the origin of the word Hello? - Quora

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According to the OED, all three words originated as cries or exclamations to gain attention or express surprise, exultation, encouragement or some similar ...

Danger! What is the frantic origin of “hello?” (And the source of “hi ...

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Aug 9, 2010 ... We use hello several times a day to greet people or attract attention. But as prevalent as the word is, "hello" is relatively new. Hello came into ...

Etymology of Hello : snopes.com

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Mar 15, 2014 ... Origin:While there certainly exist words that began their linguistic lives as people's names, hello does not belong in that category. This sorry tale ...

The Origin of 'Hello' | Merriam-Webster

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It may be true that OK is the most spoken word on the planet, but hello is a good candidate for the English word that most people learn first. The word is so ...

What's the origin of the word "hello"? | Yahoo Answers

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Hello Words ... There are many different theories to the origins of the word. It might be a contraction of archaic English "whole be thou". Another ...

Hello - Online Etymology Dictionary

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Fowler in the 1920s listed halloo, hallo, halloa, halloo, hello, hillo, hilloa, holla, ... as the word said in answering, over Alexander Graham Bell's suggestion, ahoy.

etymology - what are the origins of hi, hey, hello? - English ...

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Aug 3, 2014 ... ... expression) appears to be at the origin of 'hi', while 'hello' seems to ... This Greek word appears to share PE roots with German heil which is ...