Meaning of 跪

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Pinyin: guì
English Definition: to kneel
Chinese Definition:

Total strokes: 13; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (foot) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] foot; to attain, to satisfy; enough
    • [ wēi ] dangerous, precarious; high
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Example Words:
跪下 [ guì xia ]: to kneel down
三跪九叩 [ sān guì jiǔ kòu ]: to kneel three times and kowtow nine times (formal etiquette on meeting the emperor)
下跪 [ xià guì ]: to kneel; to go down on one's knees
罚跪 [ guì ]: to punish by protracted kneeling
跪伏 [ guì ]: to crouch (of animal)
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