agape

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a·gape 1

 (ə-gāp′, ə-găp′)
adv. & adj.
1. In a state of wonder or amazement, as with the mouth wide open.
2. Wide open.

a·ga·pe 2

(ä-gä′pā, ä′gə-pā′)
n.
1. Christianity
a. Love as revealed in Jesus, seen as spiritual and selfless and a model for humanity.
b. In the early Christian Church and some modern churches, the love feast accompanied by Eucharistic celebration.
2. Love that is spiritual, not sexual, in its nature.

[Greek agapē, love (particularly non-sexual love), back-formation from agapān, to greet with affection, show affection, from earlier *aga-pā-ye-, to provide great protection (such as due to a guest from a host), denominative verb from *aga-pā-, providing great protection : *aga-, great, from *m̥ga-, compositional variant of Greek mega-, great; see mega- + *pā-, to protect; see pā- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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agape

(əˈɡeɪp)
adj (postpositive)
1. (esp of the mouth) wide open
2. very surprised, expectant, or eager, esp as indicated by a wide open mouth
[C17: a-2 + gape]

Agape

(ˈæɡəpɪ)
n
1. (Theology) Christian love, esp as contrasted with erotic love; charity
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a communal meal in the early Church taken in commemoration of the Last Supper; love feast
[C17: Greek agapē love]
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a•gape1

(əˈgeɪp, əˈgæp)

adv., adj.
1. with the mouth wide open, as in wonder.
2. wide open: his mouth agape.
[1660–70]

a•ga•pe2

(ɑˈgɑ peɪ, ˈɑ gəˌpeɪ, ˈæg ə-)

n., pl. -pae (-paɪ, -ˌpaɪ, -ˌpi)
1. nonerotic love, as of God for humankind or of humankind for God.
[1600–10; < Greek agápē love]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agape - (Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind
Christian theology - the teachings of Christian churches
love - a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"
2.agape - selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)agape - selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)
love - a strong positive emotion of regard and affection; "his love for his work"; "children need a lot of love"
3.agape - a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowshipagape - a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship
religious ceremony, religious ritual - a ceremony having religious meaning
Adj.1.agape - with the mouth wide open as in wonder or aweagape - with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe; "the gaping audience"; "we stood there agape with wonder"; "with mouth agape"
opened, open - used of mouth or eyes; "keep your eyes open"; "his mouth slightly opened"
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agape

adjective
1. wide open, wide, yawning, gaping She stood looking at me, her mouth agape.
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Translations
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agape

[əˈgeɪp] ADJ & ADVboquiabierto
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agape

[əˈgeɪp] adj
with her mouth agape → bouche bée
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agape

adj pred personmit (vor Staunen) offenem Mund, bass erstaunt (geh)
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agape

[əˈgeɪp] adj (person, surprised) → a bocca aperta; (mouth) → spalancato/a
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