shiko

1 of 2

intransitive verb

shi·​ko
shiˈkō
-ed/-ing/-s
: to assume the shiko
she shikoed to him as though he had been royaltyF. Tennyson Jesse

shiko

2 of 2

noun

"
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 abasementGeorge Orwell

Word History

Etymology

Intransitive verb

Burmese śikhō (written hrikhō)

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“Shiko.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shiko. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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