Based on wide material from the 16th to the first part of the 19th century of words excerpted mainly from texts of Polish love poetry and sentimental romances, the author characterized two major groups of semantic connections, namely, connotations. The first group is formed by the meanings of metaphorical names, associated with ancient tradition (love – god, arrows, wounds, fire, disease etc.) and by the meanings of names associated with the notion of the medieval amor sacro (love – holiness, being angelic, service, slavery, perhaps struggle etc.). Another group of connotations includes the notions of love and feelings (experiences) that accompany it, sometimes identified with it (happiness, sadness, hope, memory etc.).
Diachronic and nominative starting point in identification of typology of explored semantic relations allows us to make thorough characteristics of various functions of isolated words.