26: ἀγάπη

Noun, Feminine


Dodson dictionary

G26 ἀγάπη, ης, ἡ

Transliteration: agápē

Part(s) of speech: Noun, Feminine

Definition: love, benevolence, good will, esteem; plur: love-feasts.

From: Public Domain Greek-English lexicon by John Jeffrey Dodson (2010)

Strong's Greek Dictionary

G26 ἀγάπη

Transliteration: agápē

Derivation: from G25;

Definition: love, i.e. affection or benevolence; specially (plural) a love-feast

From: Strong's Greek Dictionary by James Strong (1890)

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Abbott-Smith Lexicon

ἀγάπη

G26 

Occurrences in the NT: 116

ἀγάπη, -ης, ἡ
[in LXX for אַהֲבָה, which is also rendered by ἀγάπησις and φιλία;]
love, goodwill, esteem. Outside of bibl. and eccl. books, there is no clear instance (with Deiss., LAE, 18:4, 70:2, cf. the same writer in Constr. Quar., ii, 4; and with MM, VGT, s.v., cf. Dr. Moulton in Exp. Times, xxvi, 3, 139). In NT, like ἀγαπάω, -ῶ,
1. Of men's love:
(a) to one another, Jo 13:35;
(b) to God, I Jo 2:5.
2. Of divine love;
(a) God's love: to men, Ro 5:8; to Christ, Jo 17:26;
(b) Christ's love to men: Ro 8:35.
3. In pl., love feasts: Ju 12 (DB, iii, 157).
SYN.: φιλία. ἀ., signifying properly (v.s. ἀγαπάω) love which chooses its object, is taken over from LXX, where its connotation is more general, into NT, and there used exclusively to express that spiritual bond of love between God and man and between man and man, in Christ, which is characteristic of Christianity. It is thus distinct from φιλία, friendship (Ja 4:4 only), στοργή, natural affection (in NT only in compounds, v.s. ἄστοργος) and ἔρως, sexual love, which is not used in NT, its place being taken by ἐπιθυμία. (Cf. ἀγαπάω; and v. Abbott, Essays, 70f.; DB, vol. i., 555; Cremer, 13, 593; MM, VGT, s.v.).

From: Abbott-Smith, George, "A Manual Greek-English Lexicon of the Greek New Testament", 1922. Public Domain.

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Occurrences in the Greek New Testament

Text: Nestle's 1904 edition