[ ag-ruh-fuh ]
/ ˈæg rə fə /
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)
Words nearby agrapha
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Example sentences from the Web for agrapha
A few of these so-called Agrapha seem worthy of him, and are recognized as probably genuine.The Life of Jesus of Nazareth|Rush Rhees
British Dictionary definitions for agrapha
/ (ˈæɡrəfə) /
Christianity sayings of Jesus not recorded in the canonical Gospels
Word Origin for agrapha
Greek: things not written, from a- 1 + graphein to write
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