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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello

Hello is a salutation or greeting in the English language. It is first attested in writing from 1826. ... Hello is alternatively thought to come from the word hallo ( 1840) via hollo (also holla, holloa, ... Hosanna!), may be the ultimate origin of the word.

www.nytimes.com/1992/03/05/garden/great-hello-mystery-is-solved.html

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

www.npr.org/sections/krulwich/2011/02/17/133785829/a-shockingly-short-history-of-hello

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

www.quora.com/Was-Hello-the-name-of-Alexander-Graham-Bells-wife

The word "Hello" actually came from hola which meant to stop and pay attention. ... Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of Telephone decided to use that word as a ...

www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/the-origin-of-hello

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 ...

www.snopes.com/language/eponyms/hello.asp

Mar 15, 2014 ... Did greeting 'Hello' enter the language because it was the surname of ... Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922) invented the telephone in 1876.

www.hoaxorfact.com/history/hello-is-the-name-of-girlfriend-of-graham-bell-who-invented-telephone-facts.html

Jan 1, 2016 ... There are some claims that Edison coined the word Hello, but that is not the case, because the word Hello itself turns up in a number of places ...

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/sunday-times/How-did-Hello-come-to-be-used-as-a-greeting-over-the-phone/articleshow/6628325.cms

Sep 26, 2010 ... The first word used to answer the phone was the nautical greeting ... Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor, answered with the Gaelic 'hoy'.

blog.dictionary.com/hello

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 ...