Daily Prompt: AWE

Awe

Etymology

Awe is a term that stems from the Old English word ege which means “terror, dread, awe.”  It may also come from the Greek word achos meaning pain.  The word awesome developed from the word meaning “filled with awe.”  Aweful also originated from the word awe to replace the Old English word, egeful (dreadful).

Definition

awe- noun

  1. an overwhelming feeling of reverence, fear, admiration, produced by that which is grand, sublime, or extremely powerful.
  2. Archaic.  Power to inspire fear or reverence.
  3. Obsolete. Fear or dread.

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