One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(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?’
- ‘One of the women placed two large strips of Nagapushpam on either side of the Naga, prayed and did her 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!’
From Hindi praṇām.
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