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Agape Explained

agape at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


agape at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

NS allegorize, speak in allegories;INTERJ Halleluia, cry of joy and praise to God; (praise y

ágape at Spanish => English Of Explained:


agape at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

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agape at French => English Of Explained:

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agape at Latin => English Of Explained:

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agape at Dutch => English Of Explained:

agape [aɤ°ep]

ágape at Portuguese => English Of Explained:

banquet, feast

agape at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

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Agape at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

and others from their antiquity, do not admit of the
ordinary and direct means of proof by living witnesses; and, consequently,
resort must be had to the best means of proof which the nature of the cases
afford. See Boundary; Custom; Opinion; Pedigree; Prescription.
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agape at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe; "the gaping
audience"; "we stood there agape with wonder"; "with
mouth agape" [syn: {agape(p)}, {gaping}]
n 1: (Greek) love (especially love that is spiritual and selfless
in nature)
2: a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship
[syn: {love feast}]

agape at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » ágape


Etymology 1

Inter: was wotd » 2009|October|1
  • Inter: prefix » a|gape. First known use by Category: w - :John Milton|John Milton in Category: w - :Paradise Lost|Paradise Lost (1667).


    * Inter: a » UK|US Inter: enPR » əgāp´, Inter: IPA » /əˈɡeɪp/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /@"geIp/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-agape.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪp


    Inter: en-ad » j

  • Being in a state of astonishment, wonder, expectation, or eager attention; as with mouth hanging open.
    1. Inter: quote-book » title=The Mancroft essays‎|page=159|author=Arthur Michael Samuel||chapter=Roubiliac (1695-1762)|year=1923|passage=There I stand, agape like any country bumpkin
    2. Inter: quote-journal » journal=Fanfare‎|volume=3|number=4-6|page=198|author=Joel Flegler|year=1980|passage=That's all well and good; one can sit, agape, reading the copious liner notes to this or any Explorer record, but it's what's inside the jacket that counts.
    3. Inter: quote-book » year=1996|title=Category: w - :Basquiat|Basquiat|passage=The restaurant staff and OTHER DINNER GUESTS watch, agape.|author=Lech J. Majewski|coauthors=Julian Schnabel
    4. open wide.
    5. 1874, Inter: w » Marcus Clarke, Inter: w » For the Term of His Natural Life Chapter VIII
    6. : With his mouth agape and his hands clenched, Rufus Dawes, incapable of further speech, made a last effort to nod assent, but his head fell upon his breast; the next moment, the flickering light, the gloomy prison, the eager face of the doctor, and the astonished face of Vickers, vanished from before his straining eyes.
    7. Inter: quote-news » title=Stop Me If Yov've Heard this One|work=Washington Post|date=Sep 24|year=1995|passage=In the last frame, he throws back his head and wails, his mouth agape.
    8. Inter: quote-news » title=Johnson can fly, and he does it without wings|work=Chicago Sun-Times|date=August 2|year=1996|passage=With dropped jaws and eyes agape, a world beholds the blur of Michael Johnson
    9. 2004, Jeffrey C. Carrier, John A. Musick, & Michael R. Heithaus, Biology of Sharks and their Relatives‎, page 171
    10. : If the slightly agape mouth is closed prior to mouth opening, this is termed the preparatory phase and is more common in suction-feeding bony fishes than elasmobranchs.
      Usage notes
      * Almostly always used after a noun or noun phrase it modifies.
      * Inter: sense » being in a state of astonishment dumbstruck, agog

  • Inter: sense » open wide ajar, open, agog
    Inter: trans-top » astonished
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|suu auki
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|nganga
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|boquiaberto

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ошеломлённый
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|boquiabierto

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » open
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ammollaan
    • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|escancarado

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: (Inter: t+ » ru|широко) Inter: t+ » ru|открытый

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ad » v
  • In a state of astonishment, wonder, expectation, or eager attention.
    1. Inter: quote-news » title=On the Prowl in Grizzly Country|work=Chicago Tribune|date=Jun 26|year=1987|passage=Three of us--two biologists and I--were crouched behind a huge boulder at the water's edge and staring agape as the largest bear I ever saw came toward us
    2. Inter: quote-news » title=Angry Surfers Say Cage-Diving Changes Great White's Way|work=Wall Street Journal|date=Sep 24|year=2005|passage="This is Sammy 91," he told the two dozen tourists watching agape."
    3. Inter: quote-news » title=Reading gets the glitzy treatment|work=BBC News|date=Jan 8|year=2008|passage=One features a science teacher looking agape at the camera which has caught him reading red-handed.
    4. open wide.
    5. Inter: quote-news » title=The Man-killer|work=Poverty Bay Herald|date=Jan 7|year=1911|passage=Its mouth yawned agape
    6. 1996, Perri O'Shaughnessy, Invasion of Privacy‎, page 508
    7. : The bathroom door stood agape, and the peeling vinyl floor was bare.
    8. 2005, Category: w - :Terry Goodkind|Terry Goodkind, Chainfire‎, page 427
    9. : He glanced up into Richard's eyes, his own wide with wonder, his mouth hanging agape.
      Inter: trans-top » with astonishment

  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|ошеломлённо

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » open
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|открыто

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Etymology 2

    Inter: was wotd » 2012|February|14
    From Inter: etyl » grc Inter: term » ἀγάπη|tr=agapē|lang=grc.


    * Inter: enPR » ägä´pā, Inter: IPA » /əˈɡɑːpeɪ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /A:"gA:peI/


    Inter: en-noun » agapae
  • Inter: Christianit » y the love of God for mankind, or the benevolent love of Christians for others.
    1. spiritual, altruistic, beneficial love which wills good for others.
    2. a love feast, especially one held in the early Christian Church in connection with the eucharist.
      Inter: trans-top » (Christianity): love of God for mankind; benevolent love for others

  • Ancient Greek: Inter: tø » grc|ἀγάπη

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » asexual love
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|ágape|m

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|любовь к ближнему|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » love feast
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|ágape

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m


    * Inter: pedialit » e
    • Inter: R:American Heritage 2000 » agape
    • Inter: » agape

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    From Inter: etyl » grc|la Inter: term » ἀγάπη||love; the love between man and God; Christian love feasts|lang=grc|tr=agapē|sc=polytonic


    Inter: la-noun » agapē|agapes|agapēs|f|first
  • Christian love or charity.
    1. The love feast of the early Christian Church; agape.


      Inter: la-decl-1st-Greek » agap


      * Portuguese: Inter: l » pt|ágape

  • Spanish: Inter: l » es|ágape

  • Translation: de » agape
    Translation: et » agape
    Translation: el » agape
    Translation: fr » agape
    Translation: ko » agape
    Translation: io » agape
    Translation: id » agape
    Translation: ku » agape
    Translation: mg » agape
    Translation: my » agape
    Translation: no » agape
    Translation: pl » agape
    Translation: ru » agape
    Translation: sv » agape
    Translation: ta » agape
    Translation: te » agape
    Translation: tr » agape
    Translation: vi » agape
    Translation: zh » agape

    ágape at English (WD) Of Explained:



    From Inter: etyl » la|es Inter: term » agape|agapē|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » grc|es Inter: term » ἀγάπη|tr=agapē|lang=grc.


    Inter: es-noun » m
  • agape; spiritual love
    1. banquet

    Translation: es » ágape
    Translation: fr » ágape
    Translation: ko » ágape
    Translation: io » ágape
    Translation: mg » ágape
    Translation: pt » ágape
    Translation: fi » ágape
    Translation: zh » ágape