There are 2 definitions of agape in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈgeɪp
 
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adjective

[predic.]
  • (Of a person’s mouth) wide open in surprise or wonder: Downes listened, mouth agape with incredulity
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    • Nero's mouth is slightly agape and odd, gurgling noises come from within.
    • In a sudden burst she sat down and gazed at the teacher whose mouth was now agape with shock.
    • And they both just stood here with their mouths agape and wondering what had made the bucket spin like that.

Origin

mid 17th century: from a-2 'on' + gape.

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There are 2 definitions of agape in English:

agape2

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noun

[mass noun] Theology
  • 1Christian love, as distinct from erotic love or simple affection.
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    • The ancient Greeks made the distinction between eros and agape.
    • Jesus' new commandment is that his followers practice love, agape.
    • Lewis Ayres says that the distinction between eros and agape does not work for Augustine.
  • 1.1 [count noun] A communal meal held in Christian fellowship.
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    • There were songs sang to emphasise the sad mood, then we journeyed on to my grandfather's house for the agape, which is a funeral luncheon.
    • This ritual blessing of bread and wine was usually performed within the context of a meal called the agape.
    • What a privilege to break the fast with an agape meal… a love feast!

Origin

early 17th century: from Greek agapē 'brotherly love'.

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