Origin of agape1
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 agapeopen, yawning, ajar, confounded, overwhelmed, shocked, astonished, awestruck, staring
Examples from the Web for agape
Historical Examples of agape
Every eye was on her, and in the wide circle around every mouth was agape.The Scapegoat
Around this tomb we shall hold the 'Agape' upon the anniversary of his birthday.The Martyr of the Catacombs
The poor man stared at me in silence, agape with perplexity.Overdue
She led the way as she spoke, and the country people followed her, all agape.The Beth Book
Then he went his way, leaving Wellington red, agape and perplexed.Excuse Me!
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").