agape

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[ ah-gah-pey, ah-guh-pey, ag-uh- ]
/ ɑˈgɑ peɪ, ˈɑ gəˌpeɪ, ˈæg ə- /

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.

the love of God or Christ for humankind.
the love of Christians for other persons, corresponding to the love of God for humankind.
unselfish love of one person for another without sexual implications; brotherly love.

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Origin of agape

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First recorded in 1600–10, agape is from the Greek word agápē ‘love’
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British Dictionary definitions for agapae (1 of 2)

agape
/ (əˈɡeɪp) /

adjective (postpositive)

(esp of the mouth) wide open
very surprised, expectant, or eager, esp as indicated by a wide open mouth

Word Origin for agape

C17: a- ² + gape

British Dictionary definitions for agapae (2 of 2)

Agape
/ (ˈæɡəpɪ) /

noun Christianity

Christian love, esp as contrasted with erotic love; charity
a communal meal in the early Church taken in commemoration of the Last Supper; love feast

Word Origin for Agape

C17: Greek agapē love
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