the love of g-d or christ for humankind.
the love of christians for other persons, corresponding to the love of g-d for humankind.
unselfish love of one person for another without s-xual implications; brotherly love.
(defs 1, 2).
this contained the saal, or meeting room, as well as the rooms necessary for holding the agapae, or love feasts.
a tale of the kloster brother jabez
dancing, however, fell into discredit with the feast of the agapae.
encyclopaedia britannica, 11th edition, volume 7, slice 9 various
the agapae were abolished, and auricular confession was established, during this century.
the freethinker’s text book, part ii. annie besant
the agapae, with their excesses eliminated, survive in the love-feasts of modern christians.
the christ john eleazer remsburg
(esp of the mouth) wide open
very surprised, expectant, or eager, esp as indicated by a wide open mouth
christian love, esp as contrasted with erotic love; charity
a communal meal in the early church taken in commemoration of the last supper; love feast
c.1600, from greek agape “brotherly love, charity,” from agapan “greet with affection, love,” of unknown origin. agape was used by early christians for their “love feast” held in connection with the lord’s supper. in modern use, often in simpler sense of “christian love” (1856, frequently opposed to eros as “carnal or sensual love”).
1660s, from a- (1) + gape (v.).
the love of g-d or christ for humankind. the love of christians for other persons, corresponding to the love of g-d for humankind. unselfish love of one person for another without s-xual implications; brotherly love. (defs 1, 2). adjective (postpositive) (esp of the mouth) wide open very surprised, expectant, or eager, esp as indicated by […]
any of several plants of the genus agapanthus, of the amaryllis family, native to africa, having sword-shaped leaves and umbels of blue or white flowers. historical examples the agapanthus, being a heavy feeder, should be grown in strong loam to which is added well rotted manure and a little sand. the practical garden-book c. e. […]
- Agapetus i
saint, died a.d. 536, italian ecclesiastic: pope 535–536.
- Agapetus ii
died a.d. 955, italian ecclesiastic: pope 946–955.
also, agar-agar. also called chinese gelatin, chinese isingl-ss, j-panese gelatin, j-panese isingl-ss. a gelatinlike product of certain seaweeds, used for solidifying certain culture media, as a thickening agent for ice cream and other foods, as a subst-tute for gelatin, in adhesives, as an emulsifier, etc. biology. a culture medium having an agar base. historical examples […]