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Re: Origin and history of word "love"

Posted by R. Berg on August 31, 2003

In Reply to: Origin and history of word "love", sorry posted by Jonas on August 31, 2003

: : Does anyone know when the word "love" was first used and if it meant the same thing that it means today?

The earliest quotation in the Oxford English Dictionary to illustrate this word is dated approximately 85 A.D. Early quotations use "love" with the same meanings as modern ones: (variously) familial, romantic, and religious or charitable love.