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A curtsey (also spelled curtsy, courtesy, or even incorrectly courtsey) is a traditional gesture of greeting, in which a girl or woman bends her knees while bowing her head. It is the female equivalent of male bowing in Western cultures. Miss Manners characterizes its knee bend as deriving from a "traditional gesture of an inferior to a superior."The word "curtsy" is a phonological change from "courtesy" known in linguistics as syncope. (wikipedia)

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