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also Ag·ra·pha  (ăg′rə-fə)
The sayings of Jesus written in various ancient sources but not included in the canonical Gospels.

[Greek, from neuter pl. of agraphos, unwritten : a-, not; see a-1 + graphein, to write; see gerbh- in Indo-European roots.]


pl n, sing -phon (-fɒn)
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity sayings of Jesus not recorded in the canonical Gospels
[Greek: things not written, from a-1 + graphein to write]


(ˈæg rə fə)

n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.)
the sayings of Jesus as recorded in early Christian writings but not in the Gospels.
[1885–90; < Greek, neuter pl. of ágraphos unwritten]
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Noun1.agrapha - sayings of Jesus not recorded in the canonical Gospelsagrapha - sayings of Jesus not recorded in the canonical Gospels
locution, saying, expression - a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations; "pardon the expression"
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La hermeneutica de Borges sobre Platon que describe "el predominio de la palabra escrita sobre la hablada", exhuma los escombros de la doctrina de Platon que jamas comunico a su gran publico: agrapha dogmata.
But the shepherds of Olympus, of Pelion, of the Thessalian ridges connected with Pindus, and the heights which now bear the name of Agrapha, refused to yield.
Elliott, in volume ii, on dominical agrapha in New Testament MSS and their claim in some cases to be printed in the biblical text, and the essays by C.