Late Latin, from Late Greek agapētai, plural of agapētē, from Greek, feminine of agapētos beloved, desirable, to be acquiesced in, from agapan to welcome, love
circa 1823, in the meaning defined above
You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
“Agapetae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/agapetae. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.
Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!
See Definitions and Examples »
Get Word of the Day daily email!