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Meaning of GENUFLECTION

Pronunciation:  `jenyû'flekshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of bending the knees in worship or reverence
 

GENUFLECTION is a 12 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Synonyms: genuflexion
 
 See Also: bow, bowing, obeisance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gen`u*flec"tion\, n. [F. g['e]nuflexion, fr. LL.
genuflexio, fr. L. genu knee + flexio a bending, fr.
flectere, flexum, to bend. See {Knee}, {Flexible}.]
The act of bending the knee, particularly in worship. --Bp.
Stillingfleet.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: bend, bending the knee, bob, bow, bowing and scraping, crouch, curtsy, dipping the colors, duck, homage, inclination, kneeling, kowtow, making a leg, nod, obeisance, obsequiousness, presenting arms, prostration, reverence, salaam, salutation, salute, scrape, servility, squat, standing at attention, stoop, submission, submissiveness, supination
 

 

 

 

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