ASK A QUESTION What is the origin of the word "Hola"?
I found one source that says it is greek but no explanation. There is no spanish etymology dictionary online. i thought it came from a latin rootword.
This from Wiktionary -
Etymology From Spanish hola, and this from Arabic wa-Allāh
Hola comes from the Arabic and it means Peace be upon (with) God. This has evolved into Peace be with you, which is a very romantic and polite way of saying Hello.