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    Can someone explain a word I keep hearing? Agape? Agapay? It sounds like uh-gop-pay..

    The word is mentioned at the 1:15 mark.

    https://youtu.be/2Us0ui6c3Lk?t=62

    I've heard this word thrown around a few times in casual interviews among celebrities on podcasts in the past. It phonetically sounds like "uh-gop-pay." Kinda like agave, but with a "p" instead of a "v."

    Is it some kind of slang among social, outgoing people?

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    "Agape" as it's spelled can mean two totally different things. It's a similar situation to "The dove dove through the air" or "He read a book I liked to read."

    Agape (uh-gape) means "wide open."
    Agape (uh-gop-pay) is one of about a million words for "love."
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    Yey!! I learned a new word today! Agape! I'll have to see how I can use that in a sentence.
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    Yep, it's a Greek word for love, specifically unconditional ("covenant") love. The noun form first appeared in the Greek translation of the Old Testament, and is used to mean God's love for humanity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cinderblock View Post
    The word is mentioned at the 1:15 mark.

    https://youtu.be/2Us0ui6c3Lk?t=62

    I've heard this word thrown around a few times in casual interviews among celebrities on podcasts in the past. It phonetically sounds like "uh-gop-pay." Kinda like agave, but with a "p" instead of a "v."

    Is it some kind of slang among social, outgoing people?
    As others have said, it's a word for "love". I was taught that there were five different words for love in one of the old biblical languages. I've no idea if this is true, because those people also taught me a load of garbage about religious doctrine too. I don't recall what the other four were but it would make sense to have different words for different types of love, because the one word, love, must do a lot of work across a wide variety of meanings.


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