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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old Norse
Origin: agi

awe

1 noun
     
awe1 [uncountable]
1 a feeling of great respect and liking for someone or something:
He felt great awe for the landscape.
with/in awe
Kate gazed at the statue with awe.
2

be/stand in awe of somebody

also hold somebody in awe to admire someone and have great respect for them and sometimes a slight fear of them:
All of the neighbours were a little in awe of my mother.
The villagers hold them in awe and think of them as gods.

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