Complete Definition of "gassho"

English

Etymology
Japanese åæ gasshÅ, from å (gatsu) 'unite' and æ (shÅ) 'palm'.

Noun
en-noun

  1. A ritual gesture of Eastern origin, with hands pressed together in front of the chest. It can be used for prayer or as a sign of greeting, gratitude, reverence, or apology. When performed with a bow, it is called gassho rei.

Synonyms
namaste

Category:Japanese derivations

ru:gassho

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