un awed


filled with or expressing awe.

1635–45; awe + -ed2

awedly [aw-id-lee, awd-] , adverb
awedness, noun
unawed, adjective
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c.1200, from O.N. agi "fright," from P.Gmc. *agiz- (cf. O.E. ege "fear," O.H.G. agiso "fright, terror," Goth. agis "fear, anguish"), from PIE *agh-es- (cf. Gk. akhos "pain, grief"), from base *agh- "to be depressed, be afraid" (see ail). Current sense of "dread mixed with veneration"
is due to biblical use with ref. to the Supreme Being. The verb is first attested c.1300. Awe-inspiring is recorded from 1814.
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