a salutation expressive of a wish for the welfare of the person addressed; the translation of the Greek Chaire , "Rejoice" ( Luke 1:8 ). Used in mockery in Matthew 27:29 .
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M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Hail!". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .