The meaning of the two letter base, , is "to give".
The letter "aleph" , which precedes these two letters comes to modify the meaning of the base word, "give". We now see the connection between the two words, "I give" and "love". Now only is love giving, but the actual process of giving develops the very connection between the giver and the receiver.
Love in Hebrew is "Ahava" , which is made up of three basic Hebrew letters, .
These three letters actually are broken down into two parts: a two letter base or root, , and the first letter, , which is a modifier.
I know, I know, Jews don't do tats, well, at least that is what I have been told though I'm not sure why so consider that a secondary question. Does it have anything to do with Hitler or did he tat them just to rub it in?
I know next to nothing about the Hebrew faith, but tattoos (I believe) remind them of when they were made to wear a serial number on them...
My brother told me this when I was only little and I also saw Magneto (X-men) say this to one of his flock who had alot of tattoos as he still had his from wartimes and said it was the only one he would ever have.
It is the language through which God spoke in creating the world.
The French language, one of the poorest modern languages in vocabulary and the language of choice for diplomats, has just about 40,000 words or over 4 times the amount of words that Ancient Hebrew has. the period of light (as contrasted with the period of darkness), 2. In I Kings , it says "And the to come for ever and ever." In this case, Yom is equal to "forever." How long is forever?
An infinite number of years...billions upon billions upon billons of years.
Understanding the concepts that are invested in words can aid us in our own lives.
As an interesting example, the word "love" which is thrown about so freely in English, has a special meaning in Hebrew.