Definition of pranam in English:

pranam

noun

mass noun
  • (in South Asia) a respectful greeting made by putting one's palms together and often touching the feet of the person greeted.

    ‘she joined her palms in pranam’
    • ‘How does a tap solo flow from a traditional Indian pranam?’
    • ‘When a family took their newly married daughter to India, her American bridegroom won everyone's hearts by doing ‘pranam’ to the elders and acting more dutiful than most Indian grooms!’
    • ‘One of the women placed two large strips of Nagapushpam on either side of the Naga, prayed and did her pranam.’

Origin

From Hindi praṇām.

Pronunciation

pranam

/prəːˈnɑːm/