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(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’
- ‘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!’
- ‘How does a tap solo flow from a traditional Indian pranam?’
From Hindi praṇām.
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