Kowtow

Meaning: Kneel and touch the ground with the forehead in worship or submission as part of Chinese custom.

Borrowed from koutou in Mandarin Chinese, is the act of deep respect shown by prostration, that is, kneeling and bowing so low as to have one’s head touching the ground.

Synonyms: prostrate oneself before, bow (down) to / before, genuflect to / before, do / make obeisance to / before, fall on one’s knees before, kneel before.

In Hindi: दण्डवत् करना

 

Use: The monks kowtow to their God by dedicating their entire lives to worship.

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