noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
  1. 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.

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) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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pl n
  1. 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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