amat-, amor-, am-

(Latin: love, loving; fondness for; such as a man for a woman and a woman for a man)

Love at first sight is easy to understand. It's when two people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes a miracle.

—Sam Levenson
amour (s) (noun), amours (pl)
A secret love affaire or lover.
enamor (verb), enamors; enamored; enamoring
1. To inspire someone with love, fondness, or passion: Being with Mary seemed to enamor him so much that he decided to ask her to marry him.
2. To charm, fascinate, or to captivate someone: The enchanting little island in the lake appeared to enamor the couple each time they went there.
To inflame with love and to captivate.
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enamored (adjective), more enamored, most enamored
Referring to being inspired with love; captivated, fascinated by someone or something: James was so enamored and totally infatuated with his girlfriend that he sent her a bouquet of red roses everyday!
Fascinated or charmed by.
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inamorata (s) (noun), inamoratas (pl)
A woman whom someone loves or with whom somebody has a romantic relationship: Because Jim wanted to impress his parents, who were a bit old-fashioned, he introduced his girlfriend by saying that she was his inamorata!
A woman in love or beloved.
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paramour (s) (noun), paramours (pl)
1. A lover, of either gender; a wooer or a mistress.
2. A person who takes the place, without possessing the rights, of a husband or wife; referring to a man or a woman.
3. A lover, especially someone in an adulterous relationship.
polyamorist (s) (noun), polyamorists (pl)
Someone who has more than one open romance going on at the same time.

It should be noted that poly means "many", not "more than one".

—From new words and senses from the new 2006 update of
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary, Eleventh Edition.
polyamorous (adjective), more polyamorous, most polyamorous
A reference to being in love or romantically involved with more than one person at the same time.
polyarmory (s) (noun), polyarmories (pl)
The state or practice of having (many?) more than one open romantic relationship at a time.

This "love" unit is the main contributing source for the words in the ami- or "friend" unit.

Related "love, fondness" units: agape-; philo-; vener-; venus.