From Middle High German liebe (“the quality of love, pleasure, joy, favour, love”), from from Old High German luba, lioba (“fortune, health, pleasantness, joy”), from Proto-Germanic *lubō (“love”), from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ-, *leubʰ- (“love, care, desire”). Compare German Liebe. Akin to Old English lufu (Modern English love) and Dutch lief, liefde.
ליבע • (libe) f, plural ליבעס (libes)
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