noun, plural a·ga·pae [ah-gah-pahy, ah-guh-pahy, -pee] /ɑˈgɑ paɪ, ˈɑ gəˌpaɪ, -ˌpi/, a·ga·pai [ah-gah-pahy, ah-guh-pahy] /ɑˈgɑ paɪ, ˈɑ gəˌpaɪ/ for 4.
Origin of agape2
Related Words for agapaebenignity, love, magnanimity, goodness, indulgence, kindliness, lenity, benevolence, attachment, bounty, humanity, agape, amity, clemency, altruism, grace, mercy, goodwill, generosity, affection
Examples from the Web for agapae
Historical Examples of agapae
Dancing, however, fell into discredit with the feast of the Agapae.
The Agapae were abolished, and auricular confession was established, during this century.The Freethinker's Text Book, Part II.
The Agapae, with their excesses eliminated, survive in the love-feasts of modern Christians.The Christ
John Eleazer Remsburg
This contained the Saal, or meeting room, as well as the rooms necessary for holding the agapae, or love feasts.A Tale of the Kloster
Word Origin for agape
Word Origin for Agape
c.1600, from Greek agape "brotherly love, charity," from agapan "greet with affection, love," of unknown origin. Agape was used by early Christians for their "love feast" held in connection with the Lord's Supper. In modern use, often in simpler sense of "Christian love" (1856, frequently opposed to eros as "carnal or sensual love").