Ambivalence: German meaning ‘both strong’, Read more:

Ambivalence – We have the Swiss psychologist Eugen Bleule to thank for the word ambivalence. The word is a translation of the German word ‘Ambivalenz’, introduced by Bleule in 1910. He was combining two Latin words; ‘Ambi’ meaning ‘both’ and ‘valentia’ which meant ‘To be strong’.

‘Ambi’ comes from the Proto-Indo-European word ‘ambhi’ meaning all around. And ‘valentia’ is a variant of ‘valere’ (the same root of valour) which also comes from a Proto-Indo-European word ‘wal’.

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