Talk:Proskynesis

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This article is inaccurate. Proskynesis (or the infinitive, proskynein) means "to fall at/before the knees". See the applicable page in Woodhouse, which happens to include both "kiss" and "knee". http://artflx.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/efts/dicos/woodhouse_test.pl?keyword=^Kiss,%20subs.

Also, any discussion of the proskynesis which fails to mention the Byzantine Empire (after Constantine), Justinian or Otto Treitinger is clearly deficient.

67.90.54.2 (talk) 17:11, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Pronunciation?[edit]

I've put the pronunciation into IPA. I'm not sure if it's correct (it looks correct to me, but can someone else have a look at it, just to doublecheck?) The previous example was phonetic 'pross-kin-ee-sis', so I've put it into proper IPA, taken from similar related words on wiktionary. Also, I'm not sure if the template (English pronunciation: //) is correct. Help? magentafeelings (talk) 23:19, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

Etymology question[edit]

Noticed that the following had been inserted into the article by 68.49.250.150, thought I should move it to the talk page.


"Check this. I believe the etymology you are presenting is incorrect. Check the root, KYNOS, ancient word for DOG. It's to assume the posture of a dog."

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--Thanks, Ainlina(box)? 12:17, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

From the word προς, meaning 'towards to' and κυνέω, meaning 'to kiss'. [1]Stroumel (talk) 16:13, 13 October 2013 (UTC)