One of my colleagues wrote:
Lord Ganesh is the deity remembered fondly before initiating evry auspicious occasion.
An alarm rang in my mind because I know the word 'fondle'.
To my surprise, it is like this:
fondle (v): to touch and move your hand gently over somebody/something, especially in a sexual way, or in order to show love (OALD)
But, the same dictionary says...
fondly (adv): in a way that shows great affection
Now, when it comes to worship some idol (of course, it has a lot of respect in it), the verb and the adverb's meaning changes drastically.
Question: the adverb fondly is hailing from the verb fondle but it seems the meanings are different. Does fondly include sensuality/sexuality/physical affection *(which should not be the case in worshiping someone)?