Origin of Kneel
From Middle English knelen, knewlen, from Old English cnēowlian (“to kneel”), equivalent to knee + -le. Cognate with Dutch knielen (“to kneel”), Low German knelen (“to kneel”), German dialectal knielen, kneulen, knülen (“to kneel”), Danish knæle (“to kneel”).
Middle English knelen from Old English cnēowlian genu-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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