KNE’ETRIBUTE. n.s.

KNE'ETRIBUTE. n.s.

KNE’ETRIBUTE. n.s. [knee and tribute.] Genuflection; wor-
ship or obeisance shown by kneeling.
Receive from us
Kneetribute yet unpaid, prostration vile. Milton.

1 Response to “KNE’ETRIBUTE. n.s.”


  1. 1 vancemaverick May 24, 2009 at 3:46 am

    How many of these — perhaps especially of the ones you’ve chosen — are hapax legomena? Here it seems Milton is doing poetry by way of compound words, as Joyce would, or Hopkins, and to call this little poem a word seems untrue to the modern notion of a dictionary.


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