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agrapha

[ ag-ruh-fuh ]
/ ˈæg rə fə /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)

the sayings of Jesus as recorded in the writings of the early Christians and in those parts of the New Testament other than the Gospels.

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Origin of agrapha

1885–90; <Greek, neuter plural of ágraphos, equivalent to a-a-6 + graph- (stem of gráphein to write) + -os adj. suffix; i.e., not written down (directly)
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British Dictionary definitions for agrapha

agrapha
/ (ˈæɡrəfə) /

pl n

Christianity sayings of Jesus not recorded in the canonical Gospels
Greek: things not written, from a- 1 + graphein to write
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