Word: aspazomai

Pronounce: as-pad'-zom-ahee

Strongs Number: G782

Orig: from 1 (as a particle of union) and a presumed form of 4685; to enfold in the arms, i.e. (by implication) to salute, (figuratively) to welcome:--embrace, greet, salute, take leave. G1

Use: TDNT-1:496,84 Verb

Heb Strong: H7592

    1) to draw to one's self
    1a) to salute one, greet, bid welcome, wish well to
    1b) to receive joyfully, welcome

    Used of those accosting anyone; of those who visit one to see him a little while, departing almost immediately afterwards; to pay respects to a distinguished person by visiting him; of those who greet one whom they meet in the way (even not in the East, Christians and Mohammedans do not greet one another); a salutation was made not merely by a slight gesture and a few words, but generally by embracing and kissing, a journey was retarded frequently by saluting.