Gassho meaning

A ritual gesture of Eastern origin, with hands pressed together in front of the chest. It can be used for prayer or as a sign of greeting, gratitude, reverence, or apology. When performed with a bow, it is called gassho rei.
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Origin of gassho

Japanese 合掌 (gasshō がっしょう), from Middle Chinese 合掌 (ɣop-tʃáng "Buddhist-style pressed-palm gesture of piety") (compare Mandarin hézhǎng 合掌, Cantonese hap6-jeung2 合掌), from 合 "unite" and 掌 "palm".