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Hail

Health, an exclamation of welcome, like the Latin Salve (Anglo-Saxon, hél, health; but hail=frozen rain is the Anglo-Saxon hægl.)

“All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, thane of Glamis.” Shakespeare: Macbeth, i. 3.

Hail

To call to.

To hail a ship or an omnibus.
To call to those on board.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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