Share this entry

Share this page

obeisance

Pronunciation: /əʊˈbeɪsns/

Translation of obeisance in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 uncountable/no numerable (homage) [formal] homenaje (masculine) to make o pay obeisance to sb/sth rendir* or tributar homenaje a algn/algo
    Example sentences
    • Temple bells chimed as men in flowing kurtas and multicoloured turbans and bejewelled women in vivid pinks and purples paid obeisance to their guru, Baba Gulabgir.
    • The more timid paid obeisance to the policies of the founders, but they also snippily noted that ‘their views were necessarily limited.’
    • Infact Shiva's devotee, Sudheet approached Uma to pay his respectful obeisance.
    1.2 c and u (bow) [archaic] reverencia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The slaves collapsed into reverential obeisances as the angelic flight passed overhead.
    • Many stories have come down to us of her cruelty: for example, that she had two serfs sent to Siberia for having failed to make their obeisances to her as she passed - because they did not see her.
    • I offer repeated obeisances unto Lord Krishna, who is the protector and well-wisher of the cows and the brahmanas.

Definition of obeisance in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day arpa
f‡
harp …
Cultural fact of the day

Radio broadcasting in Spain began in the 1920s. The state-run Radio Nacional de España (RNE) was established during the Civil War. There are many private radio stations and they compete fiercely. Radio personalities are paid huge salaries, out of which they employ the staff for their programs.