Love and Affection

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Primary expressions for the word love in the New Testament are two nouns ἀγαπη and φιλία, including their cognates.  These words are present in various contexts, creating a vibrant semantic range. In the bible, there exist another two words for love ἔρως and στοργή that are however present in Septuagint and therefore cannot be found in the New Testament.

We can further find numerous amount of words and phrases that are related to love expressing in its regard affections. You will find their list in the vocabulary.


Word Meaning
ἀγαπάω to love
ἀγάπη, ης, ἡ love
ἀγαπητός, ή, όν beloved, prized
φιλέω love
ἔρως love, desire
στοργή love, affection
φιλαδελφία, ας, ἡ love of brother/sister
φιλάδελφος, ον having brotherly love
φιλανθρωπία, ας, ἡ kindness (loving)
φίλανδρος, ον loving one's husband