Emoji dictionary


or person kneeling emoji [pur-suhn neel-ing ih-moh-jee]

What does ๐ŸงŽย mean?

Theย person kneeling emoji, ๐ŸงŽ, depicts a person on their knees, as if praying or resting.

Related words

💁‍♀️ - person tipping hand emoji , 🤷 - person shrugging, 🤸‍♀️- person cartwheeling emoji , 🙏 - folded hands emoji, Praise the Sun

Where does 🧎 come from?


The person kneeling emoji was approved under Unicode 12.0 in 2019. The March 2018 proposal to Unicode for the person kneeling emoji also suggested the additions of a person standing (which won approval as๐Ÿง) and person sitting (which became represented in chair ๐Ÿช‘) to join person walking๐Ÿšถ and person running ๐Ÿƒ “to complete a full set of basic human behaviours associated with stillness and motion.”

The kneeling person emoji shows a person in profile, usually wearing jeans, a t-shirt, and shoes, resting on their knees with their hands on their lap. The kneeling person emoji is by default a yellow man or gender-neutral person. When joined with the male sign emoji โ™‚, it specifically becomesย man kneeling.ย When joined with the female sign emoji โ™€, the kneeling person emoji shows a woman kneeling. For all genders, the kneeling person is wearing blue pants or jeans; the man kneeling is wearing a green or red t-shirt (in versions released so far); the woman kneeling is wearing a purple shirt. As for other emoji based on people, skin-tone modifiers are available for person kneeling emoji.

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On unsupported platforms,ย person kneeling emoji may display as an empty box.

Examples of 🧎

๐Ÿ“ Gender-unspecified code points which display as women or men on most platforms (at present) ....ย  ๐Ÿ‘ฑ ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™Ž ๐Ÿ™… ๐Ÿ™† ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ™‹ ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ™‡ ๐Ÿคฆ ๐Ÿคท ๐Ÿ‘ฎ ๐Ÿ•ต ๐Ÿ’‚ ๐Ÿ‘ท ๐Ÿ‘ณ ๐Ÿฆธ ๐Ÿฆน ๐Ÿง™ ๐Ÿงš ๐Ÿง› ๐Ÿงœ ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿงž ๐ŸงŸ ๐Ÿ’† ๐Ÿ’‡ ๐Ÿšถ ๐Ÿง ๐ŸงŽ ๐Ÿƒ ๐Ÿ‘ฏ ๐Ÿง– ๐Ÿง— ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ„ ๐Ÿšฃ ๐ŸŠ โ›น ๐Ÿ‹ ๐Ÿšด ๐Ÿšต ๐Ÿคธ ๐Ÿคผ ๐Ÿคฝ ๐Ÿคพ ๐Ÿคน ๐Ÿง˜
@Emojipedia, March, 2019
As we're enjoying the last #4DayWeek for a while, it's worth reading about how the shorter working week could actually help solve deep crises of stagnating wages ๐Ÿ“‰ย a welfare state on its knees ๐ŸงŽ and a crumbling planet ๐ŸŒŽย ...
@NEF, May, 2019

Who uses 🧎?

As the person kneeling emoji is young, it hasn’t gotten its legs yet …

As person kneeling emoji becomes more familiar on our emoji keyboards, expect the emoji to be used as a gesture of respect or worship, especially in a religious sense akin to place of worship emoji, which depicts a figure one their knees praying ๐Ÿ›.

Kneeling is a position also assumed in other activities, from sports to exercise to resting to … more adult endeavors. Expect to find person kneeling applied to such contexts.

The person kneeling emoji may also be used in the context of variousย knee-related expressions (e.g., on one’s knees, take a knee, etc.).

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