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kneel

[neel]
verb (used without object), knelt or kneeled, kneeling.
1.
to go down or rest on the knees or a knee.
noun
2.
the action or position of kneeling.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English knelen, Old English cnēowlian (cognate with Low German knelen, Dutch knielen). See knee, -le

kneelingly, adverb
unkneeling, adjective
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kneel (niːl)
 
vb , kneels, kneeling, knelt, kneeled
1.  (intr) to rest, fall, or support oneself on one's knees
 
n
2.  the act or position of kneeling
 
[Old English cnēowlian; see knee]
 
'kneeler
 
n

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kneel
O.E. cneowlian, from cneow (see knee); cf. Goth. knussjan, Gk. gnyx "with bent knee." Past tense knelt is a modern formation (19c.) on analogy of feel/felt, etc.
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