イ, おそ.れる, かしこま.る, かしこ, かしこ.し

fear, majestic, graciously, be apprehensive

JLPT0 G7 S9 F2389

The relevant oracle bone form of this character shows a club held by 鬼# (large, lumpy being) → fearsome, lumpy being that clubs its prey → *fear*; *apprehension*; *dread*; *awe* → *reverence*.

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