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Daily Word (15 September 2014)

Love


 | lʌv |

Definition

  • noun (mass noun)
    • a strong feeling of affection
      • […] and sexual attraction for someone
      • affectionate greetings conveyed to someone on one’s behalf
      • a formula for ending an affectionate letter
    • a great interest and pleasure in something
    • [count noun] a person or thing that one loves
      • (British, informal) a friendly form of address
      • a love (informal) used in affectionate requests
    • (in tennis, squash, and some other sports) a score of zero; nil
      • apparently, from the phrase “play for love” (i.e. and not for money)
        • folk etymology: connected with French l’œuf (egg), from the similarities in shape of an egg and a zero
  • verb (with object)
    • to feel deep affection or sexual love for someone
      • to like or enjoy very much

Etymology

From Old English lufu, of Germanic origin; itself from an Indo-European root shared by the Sanskrit lubhyati (“desires”), the Latin libet (“it is pleasing”), libido (“desire”).

In Other Languages

  • Bahasa Indonesia:
    • cinta (noun)
    • cintamencintai (verb)
  • بهاس ملايو:
    • چينتا (cinta) (noun)
    • منچينتاي (mencintai) (verb)
  • Cebuano:
    • gugma (noun)
    • mahigugma, higugmaon (verb)
  • Deutsch:
    • die Liebe (noun)
    • lieben (verb)
  • Español:
    • amor (noun)
    • amar (verb)
  • Filipino:
    • pag-ibig (noun)
    • mahalinibigin (verb)
  • Français:
    • l’amour (masc.) (noun)
    • aimeradorer (verb)
  • 한국어:
    • 사랑 (salang), 연애 (yeon-ae) (noun)
    • 괴다 (goeda) (verb)
  • Italiano:
    • amore (noun)
    • amare (verb)
  • ភាសាខ្មែរ:
    • សេចក្ដីរសលាញ់ (sechakdei rsa lea nh) (noun)
    • រសលាញ់ (rsa lea nh) (verb)
  • Latino:
    • amor; caritas (noun)
    • amo (verb)
  • မြန်မာဘာသာ:
    • ချစ်သူ (noun)
    • ချစ်သည် (verb)
  • 日本語:
    • 愛 (あい) (noun)
    • 愛する (あいする) (verb)
  • ພາສາລາວ:
    • ຄວາມຮັກ (khuaamhak) (noun)
    • ຮັກ (hak) (verb)
  • ภาษาไทย: ความรัก (khwām rạk)
  • தமிழ்:
    • அன்பு (aṉpu) (noun)
    • நேயமுறு (nēyamuṟu) (verb)
  • Tiếng Việt:
    • yêuái tình (noun)
    • yêu (verb)
  • 中文: 愛 / 爱 (Pinyin: ài)

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