Kneel Definition

kneeled, kneeling, kneels, knelt
kneeled, kneeling, kneels, knelt
To rest on a knee or the knees.
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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”).

    From Wiktionary

  • 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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