[oh-bey-suh ns, oh-bee-] /oʊˈbeɪ səns, oʊˈbi-/
a movement of the body expressing deep respect or deferential courtesy, as before a superior; a bow, curtsy, or other similar gesture.
deference or homage:
The nobles gave obeisance to the new king.
an attitude of deference or homage
a gesture expressing obeisance
late 14c., “act or fact of obeying,” from Old French obeissance “obedience, service, feudal duty” (13c.), from obeissant, present participle of obeir “obey,” from Latin oboedire (see obey). Sense in English altered late 14c. to “bending or prostration of the body as a gesture of submission or respect” by confusion with abaisance. Related: Obeisant.
homage or reverence to any one (Gen. 37:7; 43:28).
[ob-uh-luh s] /ˈɒb ə ləs/ noun, plural obeli [ob-uh-lahy] /ˈɒb əˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. a mark (− or ÷) used in ancient manuscripts to point out spurious, corrupt, doubtful, or superfluous words or passages. /ˈɒbɪləs/ noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ) 1. a mark (— or ÷) used in editions of ancient documents to indicate spurious words […]
[oh-beel-yuh, oh-bee-lee-uh] /oʊˈbil yə, oʊˈbi li ə/ noun 1. a colonial hydroid of the genus Obelia, common in temperate seas and appearing as a delicate, mosslike growth on rocks, pilings, etc.
obelion o·be·li·on (ō-bē’lē-ŏn’) n. A craniometric point on the sagittal suture between the parietal foramina near the lambdoid suture. o·be’li·ac’ (-āk’) adj.
[ob-uh-lahyz] /ˈɒb əˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), obelized, obelizing. 1. to mark (a word or passage) with an obelus. /ˈɒbɪˌlaɪz/ verb 1. (transitive) to mark (a word or passage) with an obelus