Definition of Angelic Salutation in English:

Angelic Salutation


Christian Church
  • The words addressed to the Virgin Mary at the Annunciation by the Archangel Gabriel (Luke 1:28); (also) the prayer to the Virgin Mary beginning with these words, the Hail Mary or Ave Maria.


Late Middle English; earliest use found in Thomas Hoccleve (c1367–1426), poet and clerk.