[ 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 agape2
First recorded in 1600–10, agape is from the Greek word agápē ‘love’
Words nearby agape
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British Dictionary definitions for agapai (1 of 2)
/ (əˈɡeɪp) /
(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 agapai (2 of 2)
/ (ˈæɡəpɪ) /
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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