ἀγαπάω

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ἀγαπάω (agapáō) (chiefly Attic, Doric, Koine Greek)

  1. (Tragic Greek) To show affection for the dead
  2. (transitive) To treat with affection, be fond of, love
  3. (passive) To be beloved
  4. (transitive, rare) To caress, pet
  5. (transitive, intransitive) I am pleased with, take pleasure in, like
    • 800 BCE – 600 BCE, Homer, Odyssey 21.289–290
      οὐκ ἀγαπᾷς [] μεθ' ἡμῖν δαίνυσαι
      ouk agapâis [] meth' hēmîn daínusai
      Aren't you pleased to dine with us?
  6. (New Testament, transitive) To show brotherly love or agape to

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