Children kneeling on the beach.
An example of kneel is how children position themselves in church while receiving their first communion in the Catholic church.
Origin of kneelMiddle English knelen ; from Old English cneowlian ; from cneow, knee
intransitive verbknelt or kneeled, kneel·ing, kneels
Origin of kneelMiddle English knelen, from Old English cn&emacron;owlian; see genu-1 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present kneels, present participle kneeling, simple past and past participle knelt or kneeled)
- kneel down