Definition for agape (2 of 2)
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
Examples from the Web for agape
His jaws were agape, and inside could be seen three rows of teeth as long as an elephant's tusks.Old-Time Stories|Charles Perrault
And then they all stood and sat silent and agape with surprise and delight.The Adventures of Akbar|Flora Annie Steel
Her mouth was ever agape, Her ears were ever ajar; If you wanted to find a sweeter fool, You shouldn't have come this far.Rose Charlitte|Marshall Saunders
He introduced in his church the primitive custom of the “osculum pacis” and the “agape” celebrated as a common meal with broth.
Tulp ran in agape with the tidings that Sir John and a strange gentleman had ridden up, and desired to see Mr. Stewart.In the Valley|Harold Frederic
British Dictionary definitions for agape (1 of 2)
Word Origin for agape
British Dictionary definitions for agape (2 of 2)
Word Origin for Agape
Word Origin and History for agape (1 of 2)
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").