Liebe etymology


German word Liebe comes from Proto-Indo-European *lew-, and later Proto-Germanic *leubaz (Dear, beloved.)

Etymology of Liebe

Detailed word origin of Liebe

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*lew- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*leubh- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*leubn- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*leubaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Dear, beloved.
liub Old High German (goh)
liebe Middle High German (gmh)
Liebe German (de) (countable) a feeling of love for someone or something particular. (countable) a love relationship. (uncountable) love (tender feeling of affection). (uncountable, euphemism) sex; sexual relations; sexual intercourse.