I read in one of Rav Dessler's books where he says that the root word of אהבה is הב, which means "give" in Aramaic.
Does anyone know where he mentions this?
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Rav Eliyahu Dessler (Michtav Me’Eliyahu Volume 1, Kuntres HaChesed, pages 35-38) says, “Every positive emotion stems from giving and flows outward from us to others, whereas every negative emotion revolves around taking for selfish motives.” Indeed, the root of the Hebrew word for אהבה, love, is הב, to give. In other words, “Giving leads to Love."