leof

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lēof

  1. dear, beloved
    • Hīe cwǣdon tō ðǣm apostolum, lā, lēof, hwæt is ūs tō dōnne?
      They said to the apostles, lo, Sirs, what shall we do?

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