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Sunday, August 13, 2006

Words to Your Mother: Ἀγάπη (agape)

Aside from referring to your mouth when it's hanging open, agape (ἀγάπη, pronounced a-gah-pe) is a Koine Greek word for "love".  This particular form of love refers to a general love for all mankind, and is often considered a self-sacrificing form of love.

Φιλία (philia) is referred to in Vine's Expository Dictionary as "friendship", but is frequently referred to as "brotherly love".

Eros is romantic or sexual love.

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