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From Proto-Germanic *leubaz, from Proto-Indo-European *leubh- (love), *lewbʰ-. Cognate with Old Saxon liof (Dutch lief), Old High German liub (German lieb), Old Norse ljúfr (Swedish ljuv), Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌿𐍆𐍃 (liufs). Related to lufu (love), lufian (to love), lof (praise).

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lēof

  1. (West Saxon), (Mercian) dear, beloved

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