Etymology of the Moment: ‘kneel’

Several New England Patriots players kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The word “kneel” is trending, following the actions of NFL players and coaches who either kneeled or refused to stand for the national anthem this past weekend. Where does the word “kneel” come from?

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