Hail (2)

HAIL (2)


Interjection, found only in the Gospels as the translation of chaire, chairete, imp. of chairo, "to rejoice," is used as a greeting or salutation. The word "Hail" is Old English and was formerly an adjective, used with the verb to be, meaning "well," "sound," "hale," e.g. "Hale be thou." Wycliff has "heil" without the verb, followed by other English VSS, except that the Geneva has "God save thee," in Matthew 26:49; 28:9. The word occurs in Matthew 26:49; 27:29; 28:9, "all hail"; Mark 15:18; Luke 1:28; John 19:3.


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'HAIL (2)'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.