belove

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English belove, from Old English belāf, first and third person singular past indicative of belīfan (to remain).

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belove

  1. Simple past tense of belive

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English beloven, biluven (to love greatly", also "to please), equivalent to be- +‎ love. Compare Dutch believen (to please, gratify), German belieben (to like, wish, please). More at love.

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belove (third-person singular simple present beloves, present participle beloving, simple past and past participle beloved)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To please.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To be pleased with; like.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To love.
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Dutch[edit]

Verb[edit]

belove

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of beloven