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NOUN:
A lover, especially one in an adulterous relationship.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English, from par amour, by way of love, passionately, from Anglo-Norman : par, by (from Latin per; see per1 in Indo-European roots) + amour, love (from Latin amor, from amre, to love)


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