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1.Plut.:— to make obeisance to the gods, fall down and worship, to worship, adore, c. acc., Hdt., Aesch., etc.:—proverb., οἱ προσκυνοῦντες τὴν Ἀδράστειαν σοφοί, of deprecating the wrath of Nemesis, Aesch.; so, τὸν φθόνον δὲ πρόσκυσον Soph.:—also of sacred places, to do reverence to, ἕδη θεῶν id=Soph.; τὴν γῆν Ar.
2.of the Oriental fashion of making the salam or prostrating oneself before kings and superiors, absol., Hdt.; c. acc., πρ. τὸν Δαρεῖον ὡς βασιλέα to make obeisance to him as king, id=Hdt.; πάντες σε προσκυνοῦμεν Soph., etc.:—later, c. dat., NTest.

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