Definition of Agapai
1. agape [n] - See also: agape
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Agapai
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Literary usage of Agapai
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Historic and Monumental Rome: A Handbook for the Students of Classical and by Charles Isidore Hemans (1874)
"We may infer that the platform served for fraternal banquets (like the Christian agapai), which are known to have formed part of the more cheerful ..."
2. A Manual of Church History by Albert Henry Newman (1906)
"The Lord's Supper and the agapai ... There is no conclusive evidence that during the apostolic age the Supper and the " love-feast " (agapai ..."
3. The rural life of England by William Howitt (1838)
"These love-feasts of the Friendly Societies seem very appropriately celebrated at this festival, which was originally derived from the agapai, ..."
4. The Didascalia Apostolorum in Syriac by Margaret Dunlop Gibson (1903)
"For to him whom the priest and steward of God knows to be much afflicted, he docs good, as is Ap. con. required of him. And those who ask widows to agapai, ..."
5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1908)
"The Greek word agape (" love," pi. agapai, Lat. одарен) was used in the early Church, both Greek and Latin, to denote definite manifestations of brotherly ..."
6. The Monist by Hegeler Institute (1910)
"71) translated for "ass" teine—in the Talmud both words are expressed the same—and thinks that the Christians intoxicated him with the wine of the agapai, ..."