LOVE'S EXPRESSION

 

 

 

 

 

When being in love, one feels a great necessity to express this sentiment. But love is not a material object, to which one can give an obvious name. And the road towards finding appropriate words that say "love" can be various. We see this in the three different approaches in respectively Latin, Germanic languages and Greek together with Hebrew.

 

  • LATIN AND NEO-LATIN
    Latin, and with it French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese, trace their love back to the concept of belonging together. The root is A M

     

  • GERMANIC LANGUAGES
    Germanic languages find the origin of love in their own inner body. The root is L V

     

  • GREEK AND HEBREW
    Greeks and Jews have derived their expression of love from that of holding permanently. The root is AGHB

 

 

 

 

 
Created: Tuesday 6 November 2007 at 22.30.54 Updated: Thursday 10 January 2013 at 19.41.06