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).

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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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