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genuflect

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Etymology

From around 1620–1630 from Mediaeval Latin genūflectere (to bend the knee) equivalent to the [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] genū (knee) + flectere (to bend).

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Verb

Infinitive
to genuflect

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to genuflect (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (intransitive) To bend the knee, as in servitude or worship
  2. (intransitive) To behave in a servile manner; to grovel.

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