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kneel
v. rest on the knee or knees
 
n. act of kneeling; position in which one is supported by the knees

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Kneeling
Socially, kneeling, similarly to bowing, is associated with reverence, submission and obeisance, particularly if one kneels before a person who is standing or sitting: the kneeling position renders a person defenseless and unable to flee. For this reason, in some religions, in particular by Christians and Muslims, kneeling is used as a position for prayer, as a position of submission to God, although there were groups such as the Christian Agonoclites which said prayers standing and forabade kneeling. In north Indian Hindu temples, many Hindus kneel before the icon after saying a short personal prayer, and usually touch the ground with their forehead. (This is a contrast to south Indian temples, where most people prostrate completely before the icon).

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kneel

Noun
1. supporting yourself on your knees
(synonym) kneeling
(hypernym) motion, movement, move, motility

Verb
1. rest one's weight on one's knees; "In church you have to kneel during parts of the service"
(hypernym) rest
(derivation) kneeler


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kneel
v. klečet; kleknout si

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kneel
Czas. klękać


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