Meaning Of Love?
Love (noun/verb) evolved from the Ice Age word ‘lugh’ (pronounced ‘lugggh’) which was used interchangeably to mean either dragging a heavy weight (e.g., a walrus or baby whale carcass) a long distance over an icy surface, and/or the mixed smell of sweat and rancid fat which resulted from that effort…especially if it was a long haul. Eventually the two meanings were separated, the former becoming simply ‘lug’ (or sometimes ‘tug’), and the latter shortened to ‘ugh’ (‘lugh’ without the ‘ell’)…which later, for reasons unknown, gradually evolved into present day English usage as ‘love’ (or ‘luv’).
Given the complex etymology of the word’s meaning, it is little wonder that contemporary usage (or meaning) is difficult to fully comprehend, or properly express. Especially in an environment so removed from an Ice Age level of emotional clarity, simplicity, and objectivity of purpose. In short, to say ‘I lugh you’ back then would have had a much heavier, far more measurable sensory connection to reality than it does today.
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