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well-beloved

[wel-bi-luhv-id, -luhvd] /ˈwɛl bɪˈlʌv ɪd, -ˈlʌvd/
adjective
1.
loved deeply and sincerely:
my well-beloved fiancé.
2.
highly respected and honored:
our well-beloved speaker.
noun
3.
a person who is loved dearly:
in respect for the well-beloved.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English wel biloved
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Word Origin and History for well-beloved
adj.

late 14c., from well (adv.) + beloved.

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