Pronounced: BAH-full-gab, noun
Notes: This is a word I pretty much know, but I think it is obscure enough to use here
The word amative means “ready for, disposed to, or welcoming of love; amorous
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!