well-beloved

well-beloved

[wel-bi-luhv-id, -luhvd]
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; Middle English wel biloved

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