Origin of amour
Examples from the Web for amour
My three favorite episodes are probably “College,” “Pine Barrens,” and “Amour Fou.”David Chase on Tony Soprano’s Fate, the State of TV, and Why He Couldn’t Finish ‘True Detective’|Marlow Stern|September 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
So, of the nominees, Michael Haneke deserves the award for his understated and masterful direction in Amour.‘Argo,’ ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ ‘Lincoln’: Who Will Win On Oscar Night?|Ramin Setoodeh, Marlow Stern|February 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Shot on location in Greece after Amour, it opened in French theaters last week.
In fact, the most difficult part of the wild success of Amour lies elsewhere.
The other nominees are the underdogs Michael Haneke (Amour) and Benh Zeitlin (Beasts of the Southern Wild).Oscar’s Best Director: Steven Spielberg vs. David O. Russell|Ramin Setoodeh|February 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It is quite what I expected of him,what man of his type could find pardon for a blow to his own amour propre!The Sorrows of Satan|Marie Corelli
They were content to see their founder false to love, for still he had the advantage of the amour.Discourses on Satire and on Epic Poetry|John Dryden
Whereupon Mireille gave a sudden shriek of laughter and Amour bounded round her and barked.The Outrage|Annie Vivanti
Had you confessed the truth to your friend, he would have respected your amour.The Memoirs of Count Carlo Gozzi|Count Carlo Gozzi
Thus his last verse may be translated, and his "amour luench," or love far away, occurs in every other line.Cameos from English History, from Rollo to Edward II|Charlotte Mary Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for amour
Word Origin for amour
Word Origin and History for amour
c.1300, "love," from Old French amour, from Latin amorem (nominative amor) "love, affection, strong friendly feeling" (it could be used of sons or brothers, but especially of sexual love), from amare "to love" (see Amy). The accent shifted 15c.-17c. to the first syllable as the word became nativized, then shifted back as the naughty or intriguing sense became primary and the word was felt to be a euphemism.
A common ME word for love, later accented ámour (cf. enamour). Now with suggestion of intrigue and treated as a F[rench] word. [Weekley]