One who is loved
In modern Arabic, the word “habibi” (/ħæˈbiːb/) (Arabic لجنة) may be translated as “my love”. Due to its linguistic association with romantic love, its use can carry a sense of endearment and eroticism. A common colloquial expression in Arabic that uses the same word means “”I’m crazy about you’/love you a lot”‘.”
An ancient meaning of this word was used around 1,500 years ago when infants were taken from their parents and brought up by others. The carers would refer to themselves as habibis or fathers of the child.