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shiko

intransitive verb shi·ko \ shiˈkō \

Definition of shiko

-ed/-ing/-s
: to assume the shiko
  • she shikoed to him as though he had been royalty
  • —F. Tennyson Jesse

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Origin and Etymology of shiko

Burmese śikhō (written hrikhō)


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shiko

noun \ " \

Definition of shiko

plural -s
: a Burmese posture of kneeling with joined hands and bowed head before a superior
  • bowing, touching the floor with her forehead in the full shiko of utter abasement
  • —George Orwell

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