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Explanation: I do not agree: ancient latin didn't know this Christian meaning (fiat lux), it was a salutation, or lux meaning reason in a political sense, or light meaning to give birth. After Christ, maybe.
emilios Local time: 23:46 Native speaker of: Italian
Explanation: In this context, ave is an interjection, a formula for both formal greeting and leave-taking. The most famous use of it in this way is "Ave Caesar" ("Hail Caesar!"). See the reference below for more information about other uses.
Good morning is okay, too, but not the tone that I would prefer, myself.