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

A story appearing online since many years claims that the common Telephone greeting word ... 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 ...

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.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.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 ...

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'.

www2.cs.uh.edu/~klong/papers/hello.txt

But if you study the origin of the word `hello,' which may come from `halloo,' is the call of a ferry boat operator, and you call them over when you want a ferry boat ...

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 ...

www.pitara.com/science-for-kids/5ws-and-h/who-invented-hello

Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the telephone in 1885, never liked 'hello' and ... Webster's dictionary kept printing 'hello' as a greeting word even as ...