love etymology

Middle English word love comes from Proto-Germanic *hlaibaz (Bread.), Proto-Germanic *laibō (What is left, remainder, remnant.), Proto-Indo-European *lep-, Proto-Indo-European *lew-

Detailed word origin of love

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*hlaibaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Bread.
*laibō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) What is left, remainder, remnant.
*lep- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to peel, skin
*lew- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to cut, remove, prune, separate, to wash, to cut, to cut, separate, dissolve, to cut away, remove, prune
hlāf Old English (ang)
hlaf Old English (ang) Bread. Loaf.
lāf Old English (ang)
*lōfô Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (anatomy) the palm or hollow of the hand.
*leubh- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to love, love
lof Old English (ang) (anatomy) the palm of the hand.
lōf Old English (ang)
*lubō Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Love, affection.
*lubą Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Praise.
lufu Old English (ang) Love.
lof Old English (ang) Praise, glory. Song of praise, hymn.
lof Old English (ang) (anatomy) the palm of the hand Praise, glory. Song of praise, hymn.
luf Middle English (enm)

Words with the same origin as love

Descendants of *hlaibaz
laddy lady laf lafdi laferrddom lavedi lhaf lhoaverd lof lofe lordeliche lordles lordlyche louerdlese louerdlich lourde lufe schyplord
Descendants of *laibō
lafe lave loave
Descendants of *lep-
glofe glove lampe loofe loove luf
Descendants of *lew-
cheslippe continuel leef lef lefte leoflich leofman leve leven libbe librarie lifte lofte lofti lovien lowk lowken lufli luft luken luvewende lyften