What is the earliest usage of the verb "like" to mean "to be pleased by"? Example: "I like pasta."
In this usage, like as a transitive verb in which the person doing the liking is the subject, and that which is liked is the object.
In Spanish they do it the other way around: One cannot say in Spanish, "I like pasta." Instead you have to say, "pasta pleases me." (me gusta la pasta). Pasta is the subject and the person who likes it is the object.