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The river Danube flows through Europe, from the black forest in Germany to the black sea in Romania, an ancient river named in honour of the great Vedic goddess Devi Danu. Slovenia is part of this Danube region connected to the Danube through the rivers “Sava” and “Drava” both Sanskrit names “Sava” meaning “water” “pouring out” and “Drava” meaning “flowing” “fluidity” and “stream”.

 

The capital of Slovenia is “Ljubljana”, its composed of two Sanskrit words “lubh” and “jana” which together mean “born from love”. In Sanskrit “lubh” means “to desire greatly” “to long for” “to enchant the mind” its the source of the Slavic “ljub” meaning “love” and the origin of the word “love”. The other half of the name is “jana" in Sanskrit this means “born” “produced” its seen in “Janus” the God of “beginnings” and “January” the “beginning” of the year. Together “Ljub” and “jana” becomes “Ljubljana” the capital of Slovenia whose meaning is “born from love” or “produced from love”. Caressing the borders of “Ljubljana” is its main river “Ljubljanica” the “Ljub” meaning “love” the “janica” being the Sanskrit “janika” meaning “produced” “generated” as in “produced from love”.

 

Dr Tijmen Pronk, a linguist at the university of Leiden says “The root “Ljub” meaning ‘to love’, which was said to have influenced the name Ljubljana only through folk-etymology, seems to be the most likely root from which the toponym could have been derived... Ljubljana might then mean something like “beloved place”, which was no doubt recognised by the Germans who borrowed “Liubiach" (OHG Liub means ‘dear’), and is still felt to be the underlying meaning by many Slovenes today."

 

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The Sanskrit dictionary defines “Lubh” as “to desire greatly” “to long for” “to enchant” “to seduce the mind” “to allure” “to entice” “to covet” “to excite lust”. “Lubh” becomes “Lubdha” meaning “covetous” “greedy” “lustful”, it becomes “Lobha” meaning “cupidity” “avarice” “greed”, it becomes “Lobhana” meaning “attraction” “alluring” “temptation” and it becomes “Lobhita” meaning “seduced” “allured” “enticed”.

 

In Europe “Lubh” becomes the Latin “Lubido” meaning “erotic desire”, it becomes “Libido” meaning “passion” “lust” and it becomes “Luxury” meaning “sexual intercourse”.

 

A favourite pastime of Lord Krsna was entering the homes of the gopis and stealing the yoghurt and curds. One of his partners in crime was the mischievous monkey named “Dadiloba” who, along with Madhumangal, performed all kinds of mischievous pranks. “Lobha” as mentioned means “greed” and “dadhi” means “curd” and so “Dadiloba” is an intimate associate of Lord Krsna, a mischievous monkey who was always “greedy for curds”.

 

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From “Lubh” comes the English word “love”, it leaves the shores of Sanskrit and travels throughout Europe as the Proto Germanic “Lubojan”, the German “Lubon” the Latin “Lubet”, the Slavonic “Lubu”, the Old English “Lufu”, the Norse, Frisian and Dutch “Lof” and eventually the word “Love”.

 

“Lubh” is seen throughout the European languages - Polish - Lubic - Slovak - Lubit - Belarusian - Liubic - Bosnia - Ljubav - Bulgaria - Ljubov - Croatia - Ljubav - Macedonia Ljubov - Russian - Lyubov - Serbia - Ljubav - Slovenia - Ljubiti - Ukraine - Lyubov - German - Liebe - Yiddish - Leiba - all meaning “love” “passion”.

 

“In English, the word “love” is derived from Germanic forms of the Sanskrit “Lubh” meaning “desire”. Alexander Moseley, philosophy of love, Internet encyclopaedia of philosophy, peer reviewed academic resource.

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