To mark Valentine's Day and because we're a sentimental old bunch, we decided to plunge the depths of the Historical Thesaurus of English and dig up 10 old words for love and affection that we all really should start using again...
Loving, affectionate. E.g. "He is such an amorevolous boyfriend."
To be besotted with. E.g. "I am completely and utterly canged by you."
Love, affection. E.g. "This is a feeling of dilection that I cannot put into words."
Courtship; gallantry; love; an object of love. E.g. "As part of our druery we shall be going for dinner tonight."
To caress; to make much of, hold in high esteem. E.g. "Come forth, I want to endaunt you."
To wish or desire greatly. E.g. "I exopt her more than I have exopted anything before."
To love, cherish. E.g. "I gefreogan you."
To nuzzle. E.g. "I love it when you nursle up against me."
To kiss someone. E.g. "It was the dreamiest smouch."
To caress. E.g. "I just want to hug and smuggle you."