Days of Awe

: the 10-day period of the Jewish high holidays including Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur

Word History


translation of Hebrew yāmīm nōrā'īm, literally, fearful days

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Days of Awe was in 1846

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“Days of Awe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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