You hear this two words very often.
Love and Desire.
But what is their difference?
(transitive) to have a great attachment to and affection for
(transitive) to have passionate desire, longing, and feelings for
(transitive) to like or desire (to do something) very much
to wish or long for; crave; want
to express a wish or make a request for; ask for
a wish or longing; craving
They are so similar in meaning but people who created the word deemed one is not sufficient to describe that feeling...
What was missing from one that requires the other to exist?
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Agapi is love that you have for your family or friends. Eros is a sexual love you have for someone. Epithimia is a desire or want for possession of an item, which at the time included wives. That doesn't mean agapi or ero existed with your wife. Most marriages in the past were based on fathers trying to find rich families for their sons/daughters, because rich equals very little manual labour.
Basically to answer your question when people started to translate from koine Greek the definitions or purpose of the words got fudged to basically all mean the same thing but they are actually all different.1