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beloved

[bih-luhv-id, -luhvd] /bɪˈlʌv ɪd, -ˈlʌvd/
adjective
1.
greatly loved; dear to the heart.
noun
2.
a person who is greatly loved.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English biloved, past participle of biloven to like, love; see be-, love, -ed2
Related forms
prebeloved, adjective, noun
superbeloved, adjective
unbeloved, adjective
Synonyms
1. cherished, precious; sweet, darling.
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beloved

/bɪˈlʌvɪd; -ˈlʌvd/
adjective
1.
dearly loved
noun
2.
a person who is dearly loved, such as a wife or husband
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Word Origin and History for pre-beloved

beloved

adj.

late 14c., from past participle of verb belove (c.1200), from be- + loven "to love" (see love (v.)). Noun meaning "one who is beloved" is from 1520s.

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