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
amateur (s) (noun), amateurs (pl)
1. Someone who engages in an art, science, study, or athletic activity for pleasure rather than for payment or as a pastime rather than as a profession.
2. In sports, an athlete who has never accepted money, or who accepts money under restrictions specified by a regulatory body, for participating in a competition.
3. Anyone who primarily loves or is greatly interested in doing something without being paid to do it.
4. Etymology: from French amateur, "lover of" from Old French which came from Latin amatorem, amator, "lover" from amatus, amare, "to love".
amateurish (adjective), more amateurish, most amateurish
1. A reference to someone who lacks the skill of producing a competent result.
2. Relating to being unskillfully or unprofessionally done.
amateurishly (adverb), more amateurishly, most amateurishly
Descriptive of something which is done without proper skills or training.
amateurishness (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
1. Something that demonstrates a lack of professional competency.
2. Anything done in an unskilful or incompetent way.
amative (adjective), more amative, most amative
1. Inclined toward or displaying love.
2. Relating to or inclined toward loving; amorous.
amatively (adverb), more amatively, most amatively
Strongly moved by love.
amativeness (s) (noun) (no plural)
The state or quality of being produced by love.
amatory (adjective), more amatory, most amatory
1. Relating to, or expressive of love.
2. Involving, expressing, or typical of physical love.
Amor (s) (noun)
1. In Roman mythology, the god of love, son of Venus.
2. Another name for Cupid.
3. In Greek Mythology, Eros, the god of love, son of Aphrodite.
Amor patriae. (Latin phrase)
Translation: "Love of fatherland."

Love for one's native country.

Amor vincit omnia. (Lati statement)
Translation: "Love conquers all."

Normally, the order in Latin is "Omnia vincit amor."

Amore et tilmore. (Latin motto)
Translation: "Through love and fear."

Motto of German Emperor Joseph I (1705-1711).

amorous (adjective), more amorous, most amorous
Conveying an inclination to display or to show love: Patty doesn’t want her boyfriend to show amorous, or romantic,  affections towards her when they are visiting her parents.
Descriptive of loving someone .
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amorously (adverb), more amorously, most amorously
Relating to expressing, showing, or feeling romantic love or special attraction to someone.
amorousness (s) (noun) (usually no plural)
Showing, feeling, or relating to being in love; infatuated or captivated with.

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.