well-beloved

[ wel-bi-luhv-id, -luhvd ]
/ ˈwɛl bɪˈlʌv ɪd, -ˈlʌvd /
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adjective

loved deeply and sincerely: my well-beloved fiancé.
highly respected and honored: our well-beloved speaker.

noun

a person who is loved dearly: in respect for the well-beloved.

Origin of well-beloved

1350–1400; Middle English wel biloved
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Word Origin and History for well-beloved

well-beloved


adj.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper