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genuflection

[jen-yoo-flek-shuh n] /ˌdʒɛn yʊˈflɛk ʃən/
noun
1.
an act of bending the knee or touching it to the ground in reverence or worship.
Also, especially British, genuflexion.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; < Medieval Latin genūflexiōn- (stem of genūflexiō). See genuflect, -ion
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genuflection
1526, from L.L. genuflectionem (nom. genuflexio), from stem of genuflectere "genuflect," from L. genu "knee" (cf. Skt. janu, Gk. gonu, Goth. kniu, O.E. cneo) + flectere "to bend."
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