From love + -est, the archaic second-person singular suffix
- (archaic) second-person singular present form of love
- 1611, Bible (Authorized, or King James, Version), John 21:16
- He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.