loving (adj.) Look up loving at Dictionary.com
"affectionate," early 14c. (Old English had lufende "affectionate"), verbal noun from love (v.). Loving-cup, made for several to drink from, is attested from 1808. Loving-kindness was Coverdale's word to describe God's love [Ps. lxxxix:33].
loving (n.) Look up loving at Dictionary.com
"love, friendship," also "sexual love," late 14c., verbal noun from love (v.).