Gender Feminine & Masculine
Pronounced Pron. SAY-ləm  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the name of a biblical town, שָׁלֵם (Shalem) in Hebrew, meaning "complete, safe, peaceful". According to the Old Testament this was the town where Melchizedek was king. It is usually identified with Jerusalem. Many places are named after the biblical town, most in America, notably a city in Massachusetts where the infamous Salem witch trials occurred in 1692.

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Entry added April 5, 2022