LOVE  

INTENSE AND OFTEN PARTIAL DESIRE to be INTIMATE with a PERSON OR to POSSESS a THING.
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Antonym

HATEENDURING ANGER AND DESIRE to HARM.

Hypernym

DESIREGOOD FEELING IN-RELATION-TO ONESELF concerning the FUTURE HAVING, CONTROLLING, or ACTING:doing SOMETHING DEFINED. -> FEELINGNATURAL REACTION IN one's MIND. -> REACTCHANGE one's THINKING OR ACTING BECAUSE one is PERCEIVING something. -> CHANGEEVENT involving two MOMENTS t1 and t2, such that a THING at the MOMENT t1 is DIFFERENT FROM that THING at the MOMENT t2. -> EVENTREALITY that ARISES in TIME. -> REALITYEXIST and NOT ONLY BE IMAGINED. -> EXISTBE-IN the UNIVERSE of SPACE AND TIME. -> BE INRELATION between a THING AND what that THING FILLS OR PART:partially FILLS. -> RELATIONFEATURE of TWO OR MORE THINGS TOGETHER. -> FEATUREABSTRACT OBJECT a THING is SAID to BE OR to HAVE. -> OBJECT[NO HYPERNYM.] WHAT one CAN NAME:refer to. -> PRIME -> N/A

See also

INTIMATEINTERACT HARMONIOUSLY BECAUSE of MUTUAL LOVE.GENEROUSHABITUALLY GIVE of one's WEALTH to THOSE WHO NEED it.LIKEDESIRE INTENSELY so as to TEND to CHOOSE.FEELINGNATURAL REACTION IN one's MIND.REARFEED AND PROTECT ENDURINGLY so as to CAUSE TO GROW.PREFERLIKE MORE.

Hyponym
  • ADDICTED LOVE SOMETHING INTENSELY AND INTENSELY NEED IT.  
    • FRIENDSHIP ENDURING ACHIEVED AND NOT AUTOMATICALLY OBTAINED MUTUAL LOVE AND GENEROSITY NOT BECAUSE of SEXUAL DESIRE OR FAMILY RELATION IN-RELATION-TO a PERSON.
      • PATRIOTISM LOVE for one's SELF:own STATE.
        • MUTUAL LOVE MUTUAL LOVE AND CARE.FRATERNITE.
          Old Chinese Criteria

          1. The clearly dominant word referring to love is ài 愛 (ant. hèn 恨 "dislike"; rarely zēng 憎 "dislike"; and wù 惡 "hate"), and this word refers both to the feelings of love and to the expression of love in loving care for another person as well as in sexual relations. (Occasionally, the word may refer to the emotional preference that a small child feels for its parents. For this meaning see PREFER.)

          2. Cí 慈 (ant. xiōng 凶 "vicious") refers to loving care, prototypically by mothers for minors or their offspring. When the word refers to ordinary love, it always connotes a high degree of intensity of the caring emotion.

          3. Tì 悌 refers to love between brothers, particularly the love one owes one's eldest brother, and the word is rarely extended to mean brotherly as opposed to erotic or commiserating love.

          4. Xiào 孝 refers to loving respect for one's parents and ancestors in attitude and action, and is a major traditional virtue.

          5. Chǒng 寵 refers to enjoying the attentions and/or affections of a superior.

          6. Xìng 幸 "give sexual favours to (a subject)" and xìng yú 幸於 "enjoy the sexual favours of (a ruler) refer to love sexually expressed.

          7. Bì 嬖 refers to the enjoying of favourite status with a superior, and the term often connotes sexual relations, occasionally even of the homosexual kind.

          8. Mù 慕 prototypically refers to loving devotion of a distant kind, but the word is also used in a more generalised way to refer to affection.

          9. Hào 好 refers to love as a matter of a strong and habitual emotional preference for something. (See PREFER)

          Modern Chinese Criteria

          愛 is the general modern word for loving, and the word is much stronger than 喜歡. The objects of this love can be concrete or abstract and are often persons.

          好 refers to a strong preference or predilection for something other than a concrete person.

          喜愛 refers to mild fondness.

          憐愛 refers to the tender love between true lovers.

          心愛 focusses on the genuineness of loving affection.

          鍾愛 refers to dotage on a person of younger age.

          友愛 refers to intense affection between friends.

          熱愛 focusses on the current passionate intensity of a kind of love that is to be commended.

          惠愛 focusses on the generous conferring of one's affections on a person of lesser status.

          疼愛 focusses on lasting intensity of love between relatives.

          酷愛 refers to a kind of love that is perhaps stronger than one would wish or stronger than appropriate.

          疼 refers informally to lasting intense love, mainly between relatives.

          慈 (lit) refers to lasting and intense love for those within one's care.

          愛慕 (lit) refers to loving admiration.

          老牛舐犢 "the old buffalo licks its calf" is descriptive tender love of one's offsping.

          惺惺惜惺惺 is desciptive of love between persons of superior qualities.

          愛情 refers nominally and generally to the emotion of love, in a rather colourless way.

          情愛 focusses on the genuineness of the emotion of love.

          情意 focusses on the psychological attitude of love rather than its translation into loving action.

          柔情 refers to love as a very tender and warm feeling rather than as a passion.

          痴情 refers to unreasonable infatuation, typically without positive prospects.

          愛戀 refers to the intense love between those who are currently in love with each other.

          情網 refers to love as an entangling passion.

          情 is a word that can refer indirectly to feelings of love of any kind.

          春情 refers periphrastically to feelings of receptivity for love.

          風情 refers to unfocussed love as randiness.

          色情 refers to feelings of carnal desire.

          春心 refers to a general psychological state in which one is looking for love.

          春意 refers to a temporary state in which one is looking for love.

          初戀 refers to first love.

          愛戴 refers to loving and esteeming a respected person even more strongly than would be expressed by 敬愛.

          敬愛 refers to loving and esteeming a person that does deserve such respectful love.

          喜愛 focusses on the delight one takes in the concrete thing one loves properly as well one might.

          愛好 refers to a passionate preference one might well have, natureally, directed not towards a person but to other abstract or concrete items.

          rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

          • Pure Love Journal of Religious Ethics ( ADAMS 1980) p.

          • A Dictionary of Selected Synonyms in the Principal Indo-European Languages ( BUCK 1988) p. 16.28

          • De amore libri tres ( CAPELLANUS 1892) p.

          • Vocabulaire européen des philosophies. Dictionnaire des intraduisibles ( CASSIN 2004) p. 33

            AIMER

          • De Rerum Humanarum Emendatione ( COMENIUS 1665) p. 459

            AMARE

            rei pulchrae grato sensu obverti.

            Tria ergo in amore. 1. amabile. 2. amans. 3. sensus illius.

            Axioms:

            ...

            9. Omne amans primo et maxime seipsum amat, tum sua, denique propter se et sua, alia.

          • De differentiis ( DIFFERENTIAE I) p. 24

            PIETAS, AFFECTIO

            PIETAS is among relatives, AFFECTIO does not have this restriction.

            5. Inter Amorem et cupidinem. Aliud est, inquit [col. 10A] Cato, Philippe, amor longe, aliudque cupido. Accessit illico alter ubi alter recessit: alter bonus, alter malus. Alii verius amorem et bonum dixerunt et malum, cupidinem semper malum. Amoris [ Al., Jam horum] quadripartita differentia est. Est enim justus amor; pius, crudelis, obscenus. Justus amor est uxorum, pius filiorum, crudelis contra naturam, ut Pasiphae, obscenus meretricum.

            202

            AMARE, DILIGERE

            Cicero sapiusque sic utitur ut distinguat atque amare ponat pro ardenter, ac diligere pro levius amare... Alii dixerunt amare naturaliter nobis insitum, diligere vero electione.

          • Lateinische Synonyme und Etymologien ( DOEDERLEIN 1840) p.

            LOVE

            diligere refers to feelings of loving arising from esteem.

            amare refers to feelings of love arising from a subjective inclination that is typically involuntary and felt to be irresistible.

            deamare refers to a desperate passion and enamoured rage.

            amor refers to holding someone dear, typically in a passionate way, prototypically as lovers do each other.

            caritas refers to holding something dear in a caring way, as parents do children.

            pietas refers to ritually prescribed respectful loving care as demanded by gods or the holy ties of nature.

          • Traite elementaire des synonymes grecques ( DUFOUR 1910) p. 11

          • L'Amour au dix-huitieme siecle ( GONCOURT 1875) p.

          • 韓非子同義詞研究 ( HANFEI TONGYI 2004) p. 206

          • Semantica del Griego Antiguo ( HERNANDEZ 2000) p. 45n198

          • Semantica del Griego Antiguo ( HERNANDEZ 2000) p. 49n209

          • Semantica del Griego Antiguo ( HERNANDEZ 2000) p. 57n245

            Fischer, Amor und Eros

          • Anthologia sive Florilegium rerum et materiarum selectarum ( LANGIUS 1631) p.

            AMOR

            DILECTIO

          • 論衡同義詞研究 ( LUNHENG TONGYI 2004) p. 34

          • Woerterbuch der Philosophie. Neue Beitraege zu einer Kritik der Sprache ( MAUTHNER WP 1924) p. II.294

          • Lateinische Synonymik ( MENGE) p. 6

          • Dictionnaire culturel en langue francaise ( REY 2005) p. 1.285

          • Historisches Woerterbuch der Philosophie ( RITTER 1971-2007) p. 5.290

            LIEBE

          • Das grosse China-Lexikon ( STAIGER 2003) p. 435

          • Grundbegriffe der altchinesischen Philosophie ( UNGER 2000) p. 1

          • Key Concepts in Chinese Philosophy ( ZHANG DAINIAN 2002) p. 326

            兼愛

          • Chinese Synonyms Usage Dictionary ( TENG SHOU-HSIN 1996) p. 364

          • 現代漢語同義詞詞典 ( LIU SHUXIN 1987) p. 1

          • The Encyclopedia of Philosophy ( BORCHERT 2005) p.

            AGAPE, LOVE

          • Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the Other Italic Languages ( DE VAAN 2008) p.

            amo, -are 'to love' [v. I] (Naev.+)

            Derivatives: amascere 'to begin to love' (Naev.), amasius 'lover' (PL+); amicus

            'friend' (Naev.+), 'friendly' [o/a] (P1.+), arnica 'female friend' (Naev.+), inimicus

            [adj. / m.] 'unfriendly; an enemy* (P1.+), inimicitia 'enmity, ill will' (PI.+); amor

            'sexual passion, love' (Naev.+).

          • Democritus Ridens ( WEBER 1857) p. 5.99

          • SYNONYMES FRANÇOIS, LEURS DIFFÉRENTES SIGNIFICATIONS, ET LE CHOIX QU'IL EN FAUT FAIRE Pour parler avec justesse ( GIRARD 1769) p. 2.52:40

            AMOUR.GALANTERIE

          • SYNONYMES FRANÇOIS, LEURS DIFFÉRENTES SIGNIFICATIONS, ET LE CHOIX QU'IL EN FAUT FAIRE Pour parler avec justesse ( GIRARD 1769) p. 2.29.24

          • SYNONYMES FRANÇOIS, LEURS DIFFÉRENTES SIGNIFICATIONS, ET LE CHOIX QU'IL EN FAUT FAIRE Pour parler avec justesse ( GIRARD 1769) p. 1.33.27

          • SYNONYMES FRANÇOIS, LEURS DIFFÉRENTES SIGNIFICATIONS, ET LE CHOIX QU'IL EN FAUT FAIRE Pour parler avec justesse ( GIRARD 1769) p. 1.41.28

            AMOUR.AMOURETTE

          • Handbook of Greek Synonymes, from the French of M. Alex. Pillon, Librarian of the Bibliothèque Royale , at Paris, and one of the editors of the new edition of Plaché's Dictionnaire Grec-Français, edited, with notes, by the Rev. Thomas Kerchever Arnold, M.A. Rector of Lyndon, and late fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge ( PILLON 1850) p. no.225

          • 古漢語常用詞同義詞詞典 ( HONG CHENGYU 2009) p. 291/4

          • New Dictiornary of the History of Ideas, 6 vols. ( HOROWITZ 2005) p.

          • Bibliographisches Handbuch zur Sprachinhaltsforschung. Teil II. Systematischer Teil. B. Ordnung nach Sinnbezirken (mit einem alphabetischen Begriffsschluessel): Der Mensch und seine Welt im Spiegel der Sprachforschung ( FRANKE 1989) p. 49A

            AGAPE

          • Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography ( ROBERTS 1998) p. 519

            LOVE AND DEATH

          • Bibliographisches Handbuch zur Sprachinhaltsforschung. Teil II. Systematischer Teil. B. Ordnung nach Sinnbezirken (mit einem alphabetischen Begriffsschluessel): Der Mensch und seine Welt im Spiegel der Sprachforschung ( FRANKE 1989) p. 48B

          Attributions by syntactic funtion

          • vtoN : 109
          • nab : 35
          • VPtoN : 34
          • vadN : 21
          • NPab : 11
          • vt+prep+N : 10
          • vt[oN] : 10
          • vt+V[0] : 9
          • nab.t : 7
          • VPt prep N : 6
          • vt(oN) : 5
          • NPab.adV : 5
          • VPadN : 4
          • VPt(oN) : 3
          • nadN : 2
          • vi : 1
          • NPab{nab1ant.nab2} : 1
          • VPt[oN] : 1

          Attributions by text

          • 禮記 : 28
          • 管子 : 27
          • 說苑 : 24
          • 孝經 : 17
          • 賢愚經 : 13
          • 戰國策 : 12
          • 史記 : 12
          • 荀子 : 11
          • 百喻經 : 11
          • 墨子 : 10
          • 孟子 : 9
          • 太平經 : 9
          • 論衡 : 9
          • 莊子 : 7
          • 呂氏春秋 : 7
          • 韓詩外傳 : 6
          • 毛詩 : 5
          • 古列女傳 : 4
          • 法集要頌經 : 4
          • 祖堂集 : 4
          • 法句經 : 4
          • 楚辭 : 3
          • 漢書 : 3
          • 阮籍集四卷 : 3
          • 淮南子 : 3
          • 妙法蓮華經 : 3
          • 臨濟錄 : 3
          • 韓非子 : 2
          • 列子 : 2
          • 曹丕集六卷 : 2
          • 晏子春秋 : 2
          • 法言 : 2
          • 朱子語類 : 1
          • 論語 : 1
          • 居延漢簡釋文合校 : 1
          • 春秋左傳 : 1
          • 老子 : 1
          • 老子甲本 : 1
          • 曹植集十卷 : 1
          • 王羲之集二卷 : 1
          • 江淹集十卷 : 1
          • 文選 : 1
          • 陸機集十一卷 : 1
          • 六祖壇經 : 1
          • 文子 : 1

          Words

             ài OC: qɯɯds MC: ʔəi 87 Attributions

          The clearly dominant word referring to love is ài 愛 (ant. hèn 恨 "dislike"; rarely zēng 憎 "dislike"; and wù 惡 "hate"), and this word refers both to the feelings of love and to the expression of love in loving care for another person as well as in sexual relations. (Occasionally, the word may refer to the emotional preference that a small child feels for its parents. For this meaning see PREFER.)

          • npassivebeloved person
          • nab. prep Npsychlove (for something)
          • nabpsychloving care; love; feelings of love; sollicitousness; active affection
          • nabnegativenegatively: love as the grasping after someone attractive or something pleasant, thereby attaching oneself to a person or an object (often used with connotation in BUDDH. texts)
          • nadNcharacterised by love; constituted by love
          • vadNloving, fond; sollicitous; characterised by a positive attitude
          • vadNpassivebeloved 愛子 "beloved son" rather than "loving son"
          • vadNcontinuousbeloved (concubine, son etc); dear
          • vadNpsychcharacterised by loving or in any case positive emotions
          • vt(oN)love the contextually determinate person
          • vt[oN]be loving, be sollicitous; be properly caring (as an elder brother for his younger brother)
          • vtoNlove and care for, take loving care of; generally: take proper care of (one's person/life)
          • vtoNfondlybe especially fond of (also abstract things)
          • vtoNobject=superiorbe well-disposed towards support emotionally; have loving feelings towards and take loving care of (superiors)
          • vtoNpassivebe loved, be beloved; be the object of sollicitous care
          • vtoNinchoativefall in love with
          • vtoNpsychlove (oneself)
          • vtoNpsychlove (oneself) 愛己
          • vtoNpsychshow great care for (oneself)
          • vtoNreciprocallove (each other)
          • vtoNsexualhave an affair with, conduct a love affair with
          • vtoNeroticbe in love with; love dearly; be very fond of; have very fond feelings for; be emotionally attached to
          • vtoNnon-erotichave fond feelings for (the people) etc
          • viactbehave lovingly; show love
             hào OC: qhuus MC: hɑu 44 Attributions
          • nab.tpsychspecial fondness; "taste for", preference for
          • vt+V[0]love to (often hard to distinguish from vtoNab)
          • vtoNpassivebe especially preferred
          • vtoNpsychhave fond feeling for (oneself)
          • vtoNstativebe especially fond of; find especially attractive; show a special preference for
             cí OC: dzɯ MC: dzɨ 30 Attributions

          Cí 慈 (ant. rěn 忍 "callous, unfeeling") is primarily the intimate emotional concern of mothers/parents for their children, and by extension such concern of a fatherly ruler for his people. [EMOTIONAL], [PRACTICAL]

          • nabactacts of kindness and love
          • nabdispositionloving fondness, loving care, loving kindness
          • vadNnon-restrictiveloving, caring 慈母, benevolent, kin
          • vadVlovingly, in a caring way
          • vt[oN]show loving kindness in action
          • vt[oN]stativebe loving (of disposition or behaviour); be soft-hearted
          • vt+prep+Nshow genuine deep concern for
          • vtoNshow loving parental or parental-style care for
          自愛   zì ài  MC: dzijH 'ojH  OC: sblids qɯɯds  21 Attributions
          • VPtoNreflexive.自Foucault: soin de soi> take good care of oneself; Take good care of yourself 保重!
             xiào OC: qhruus MC: hɣɛu 15 Attributions

          Xiào 孝 refers to loving respect for one's parents and ancestors in attitude and action and is a major traditional virtue.

          • nabpsychloving respect for one's parents and ancestors (see also VIRTUE)
          • vadNcharacterised by filial love (see VIRTUE)
          • vt[oN]show loving respect for one's parents and ancestors (see VIRTUE)
          • vt[oN]actbe filial
          • vt+prep+Nshow filial piety towards
          • vtoNshow proper dutiful love (to parents, ancestors or ghosts)
          • vifeel/show loving care for one's parents and seniors
          親愛   qīn ài OC: tshiŋ qɯɯds MC: tshin ʔəi 10 Attributions
          • NPablove, personal preference; also: love for a relative
          • VPadNcharacteristed by intense loving care
          • VPt(oN)love a contextually determinate object) dearly
          • VPtoNstativelove intensely; love dearly (also as people loving ruler) 甚親愛
          • vt[oN]be on lovingly close terms of friendship
          慈孝   cí xiào OC: dzɯ qhruus MC: dzɨ hɣɛu 8 Attributions
          • NPabpsychloving care for senior relatives
          • VPt[oN]show caring love towards superior relatives
          • VPt+prep+Nshow loving care for senior relatives
          • VPtoNshow loving filial piety for
             xìng OC: ɢreeŋʔ MC: ɦɣɛŋ 7 Attributions
          • nabpsychpreferential affections
          • vt+prep+Nenjoy the affections (or sexual favours) of a ruler (or superior) (sometimes with institutional subjects)
          • vtoNshow affections for DCD: 寵愛。
             mù OC: maaɡs MC: muo̝ 7 Attributions

          Mù 慕 prototypically refers to loving devotion of a distant kind, but the word is also used in a more generalised way to refer to affection.

          • vtoNpassivebe (distantly, discreetly) loved
          • vtoNstativebe emotionally utterly devoted to (a person), feel and show naive love and eager admiration (like a small child for its parents); be enamoured of, love and admire; be full of naive admiration; fall in love with, fall for; show distant affection for and emulate; admire distantly
             qīn OC: tshiŋ MC: tshin 6 Attributions
          • vtoNshow intimate loving concern for, feel close to
          • nabloving concern
          • vtoNreflexive.自show special concern for (oneself)
          • vtoNpassivebe felt to be intimately close, be shown intimate loving concern
          慈心   cí xīn OC: dzɯ slɯm MC: dzɨ sim 6 Attributions
          • NPab.adVpsychwith a mind-attitude of sympathy > in a spirit of loving compassion and care
          • NPabpsychspirit of loving care
             ēn OC: qɯɯn MC: ʔən 3 Attributions
          • nabpsychgenerous love> love construed as emotional generosity
          所愛   suǒ ài OC: sqraʔ qɯɯds MC: ʂi̯ɤ ʔəi 3 Attributions
          • VPadNpassivebeloved
             chǒng OC: ph-roŋʔ MC: ʈhi̯oŋ 2 Attributions

          Chǒng 寵 refers to enjoying the affections of a superior.

          • npassivefavoured person
          • nabactaffectionate support, enthusiastic support
          • vadNfavourite
          • vtoNshow affection (for a superior); cultivate affectionate relations with enjoy favour with (a superior)
          • vtoNN=nonhube fond of (bribes etc)
          • nabpsychfavourable attitude, special fondness for
          思慕   sī mù OC: snɯ maaɡs MC: sɨ muo̝ 2 Attributions
          • NPabactfond remembrance
          • VPadNfull of fond remembrance
          • VPiactcultivate a respectful love
          • VPt(oN)cultivate loving respect for a contextually determinate N
          慈愛   cí ài OC: dzɯ qɯɯds MC: dzɨ ʔəi 2 Attributions
          • NPabsocialproper love and care for others
          • VPt+prep+Nshow all kinds of caring affection for
          • VPtoNshow all kinds of caring affection for
          稱孝   chèng chèn xiào MC: tsyhing xaewH OC: thjɯŋs qhruus 2 Attributions
          • VPt prep Ndeclarativeto declare one's filial love to N
             jiē OC: skal MC: tsɣɛ 1 Attribution
          • vtoNsigh for (a beloved person)
             zì OC: sɡlɯs MC: dzɨ 1 Attribution
          • vt[oN]actshow parental love; show care
          • vtoNactshow parental love towards N; show care towards N
             qíng OC: dzeŋ MC: dziɛŋ 1 Attribution
          • nabpsychfeelings of love
             huái OC: ɡruul MC: ɦɣɛi 1 Attribution
          • vt(oN)love the contextually determinate object
          • vtoNbe fond of, cherish (as being one's superior)
             liàn OC: b-rons MC: liɛn 1 Attribution
          • vt(oN)love the contextually determinate N
          • vtoNstativepost-Han: be devoted to in deep affection
             tān OC: kh-lɯɯm MC: thəm 1 Attribution
          • vtoNbe very fond of
          厚薄   hòu báo OC: ɡooʔ baaɡ MC: ɦu bɑk 1 Attribution
          • NPab{nab1ant.nab2}featurerelative closeness or intensity of a relationship
          好樂   hào lè OC: qhuus ɡ-raawɡ MC: hɑu lɑk 1 Attribution
          • VPtoNdelight in
          希望 / 悕望   xī wàng OC: qhlɯl maŋs MC: hɨi mi̯ɐŋ xī wàng OC: qhlɯl maŋs MC: hɨi mi̯ɐŋ 1 Attribution
          • VPtoNlove from afar
          心好   xīn hào OC: slɯm qhuus MC: sim hɑu 1 Attribution
          • VPtoNlove with all one's heart
          恩愛   ēn ài OC: qɯɯn qɯɯds MC: ʔən ʔəi 1 Attribution
          • NPab.adVBUDDH: with affectionate love, lovingly
          • NPabBUDDH: affectionate love (human affection which is one of the causes of rebirth; attaching love is sometimes defined as the 8th part of the chain which binds sentient beings to the cycle of life and birth)
          愛利   ài lì OC: qɯɯds rids MC: ʔəi li 1 Attribution
          • VPtoNlove and profit> take good material care of
          愛念   ài niàn OC: qɯɯds mɢlɯɯms MC: ʔəi nem 1 Attribution
          • VPt(oN)be especially fond of a contextually determinate person
          愛者   ài zhě OC: qɯɯds kljaʔ MC: ʔəi tɕɣɛ 1 Attribution
          • NPabactlove
          愛重   ài zhòng OC: qɯɯds doŋʔ MC: ʔəi ɖi̯oŋ 1 Attribution
          • VPt(oN)gradedlove and respect> love
          戀著   liàn zhuó OC: b-rons ɡ-laɡ MC: liɛn ɖi̯ɐk 1 Attribution
          • VPtoNbe affectionately attached to
             qù MC: tshjuH OC: skhos 1 Attribution
          • vtoNlove especially
          愛憎   ài zēng MC: 'ojH -- OC: qɯɯds tsɯɯŋ 1 Attribution
          • NPabrelativerelative love; extent of love;
             yín 1 Attribution
          • vt+prep+Nsexualhave an affair with, conduct a love affair with
             yī OC: qɯl MC: ʔɨi 0 Attributions
          • vi.redlove so as to be loathe to depart
             bì OC: peeɡs MC: pei 0 Attributions

          Bì 嬖 refers to the enjoying of favourite status with a superior, and the term often connotes sexual relations, occasionally even of the homosexual kind.

          • vt+prep+Neroticdote on N; adore N; lavish affection on N; indulge in N
             ān OC: qaan MC: ʔɑn 0 Attributions
          • vtoNbe on intimate terms with
             lián OC: riin MC: len 0 Attributions
          • vtoNpassivebe loved 可戀
          合驩   hé huān OC: ɡloob qhoon MC: ɦəp hʷɑn 0 Attributions
          • NPabpsychlove (between the sexes)
          好禮   hào lǐ OC: qhuus riiʔ MC: hɑu lei 0 Attributions

          delight in ritual

          • VPidelight in ritual
          惠愛   huì ài OC: ɢʷiids qɯɯds MC: ɦei ʔəi 0 Attributions
          • NPab{N1=N2}nonreferentialgenerous loving care
          情事   qíng shì OC: dzeŋ dzrɯs MC: dziɛŋ ɖʐɨ 0 Attributions
          • NPabeventaffairs involving qíng, love affairs
          愛幸   ài xìng OC: qɯɯds ɢreeŋʔ MC: ʔəi ɦɣɛŋ 0 Attributions
          • NPabpassivelove
          汎愛   fàn ài OC: phloms qɯɯds MC: phi̯ɐm ʔəi 0 Attributions

          all-embracingly love> love universally

            珍偉   zhēn wěi OC: k-lɯn ɢulʔ MC: ʈin ɦɨi 0 Attributions
            • VPtoNtreasure greatly, love immensely
            私人   sī rén OC: sil njin MC: si ȵin 0 Attributions
            • NPsubject=humanSOUSHENJI: lover
            聖寵   shèng chǒng OC: qhljeŋs ph-roŋʔ MC: ɕiɛŋ ʈhi̯oŋ 0 Attributions
            • NPabactholy love> (divine) grace
            薄厚   báo hòu OC: baaɡ ɡooʔ MC: bɑk ɦu 0 Attributions
            • NPab{nab1ant.nab2}featurerelative closeness of relationship or generosity
            近愛   jìn ài OC: ɡɯns qɯɯds MC: gɨn ʔəi 0 Attributions
            • NPobjectone loved by and close to the leadership

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