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The DCH and BDB lexicons list these words as all meaning the same thing - "to bow down." Is there some finer nuance between these words?

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These are all forms of bowing: שחה means to bow from the hips while standing, כרע means to bow on to knees not neccessarily with the head down, קד (קדה) means to be on the ground on toes and thumbs only and getting up at once onto the feet (do not ever try that you will hurt and even cripple yourself severly!!).

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  • Do you have a source, by any chance? – Phillip Apr 22 at 1:07

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