Is there a Hebrew word for Love?

What is the ancient Hebrew word for love?

The ancient Hebrew word “ahava” that is often translated as “love” in the Bible has a unique meaning too. Sadly, this amazing Hebrew word is hidden behind the nonchalant English term that everyone uses for everything.

What are the Hebrew words for love in the Bible?

For the Hebrew of the Old Testament, the picture is quite different. With respect to words for love, it resembles our languages like English or German: there is one and only one word for love (the root ahav (he: אהב) with the noun ahava) which covers the concept as broadly as our modern word “love”.

What does the word ahava mean?

The name Ahava is primarily a female name of Hebrew origin that means Love.

What are the Greek forms of love?

The eight different types of love, according to the ancient Greeks, are: Eros (sexual passion) Philia (deep friendship)

  • Eros (sexual passion) …
  • Philia (deep friendship) …
  • Ludus (playful love) …
  • Agape (love for everyone) …
  • Pragma (longstanding love) …
  • Philautia (love of the self) …
  • Storge (family love) …
  • Mania (obsessive love)

What are the 7 Greek love words?

7 Distinct Greek Words Describe Different Kinds of Love—Which Have You Experienced?

  1. Eros: romantic, passionate love. …
  2. Philia: intimate, authentic friendship. …
  3. Ludus: playful, flirtatious love. …
  4. Storge: unconditional, familial love. …
  5. Philautia: self-love. …
  6. Pragma: committed, companionate love. …
  7. Agápe: empathetic, universal love.
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How does Jesus define love?

It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends” (1 Cor. 13:4-8a).

What does Ahuvi mean in Hebrew?

Literally, “beloved” is the most common. Masculine – ahuv -אהובfeminine – ahuva – אהובה My love is ahuvi אהובי and ahuvati אהובתי respectively. There is another word me’ahev מאהב (femenine me’ahevet מאהבת) which means lover, but is less common when talking about one’s own lover.

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