Pronounced: BAH-full-gab, noun

Notes: This is a word I pretty much know, but I think it is obscure enough to use here

Yesterday’s word

The word amative means “ready for, disposed to, or welcoming of love; amorous

First usage

This word showed up in the mid-1600s

Background / Comments

You may have recognized the word “amour” in our word, or possibly the Spanish verb “amar”. Like these, our word came from the Medieval Latin word amātīvus or its equivalent amātus, the past participle of amāre (to love). So, this word came up the day after Valentine’s Day – I hope you had a good one!

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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