yiras shamayim

Pronunciations

yiras shamayim (YIH-rahs shuh-MAH-yeem) listen
yirat shamayim (yeer-AHT shah-MAH-yeem) listen
yirat shamayim (yee-RAT shah-MAH-yim) listen

Definitions

  • n. "Awe of heaven."

Example Sentences

  • "The school tried to instill yiras shamayim and ahavas Hashem [love of God]."

Languages of Origin

  • Textual Hebrew

Etymology

  • יראת שמים

    • Who Uses This

      • Orthodox: Jews who identify as Orthodox and observe halacha (Jewish law)

      Regions

      • North America
      • South Africa
      • Australia / New Zealand

      Dictionaries

      • Yiddish and English: A Century of Yiddish in America, by Sol Steinmetz (Tuscaloosa, 1986).

      Alternative Spellings

      yires shomayim, yiras shomayim, yirat shamayim

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