יִרְאָה f. (b. h.; preced.) 1) infin. of יָרֵא q. v. —2) fear. Ber. 17ᵃ יִרְאָתִי the fear of me. Ib. ערום בי׳ cautious in religious affairs. Koh. R. to IX, 7 שתהא יִרְאָתְךָ וכ׳, v. preced.—עשה מִיִּ׳ (or עבד) to do good (to worship) from motives of fear, opp. מאהבה. Sot. 31ᵃ; a. fr., v. אַהֲבָה.—Y. Sot. V, 20ᶜ bot. פרוש י׳, v. פָּרוּשׁ; a. v. fr.—יִרְאַת שמים fear of the Lord; יִרְאַת חטא fear of sin (v. preced.). Ber. 6ᵇ. Ib. 16ᵇ; a. fr. —3) object of fear, idol. Snh. 106ᵃ הוציאה יִרְאָתָהּ וכ׳ she took her idol out of her bosom. Pesik. Vayhi. p. 65ᵇ; Mekh. Bo. s. 13 יִרְאָתֵנוּ our (Egyptian) deity; a. fr.—Pl. יִרְאוֹת. Ib. B’shall., Vayhi, s. 1; Yalk. Ex. 230 מכל הי׳ שלהם of all their (the Egyptians’) gods.