plural noun

: Christian monks of the early church who lived under vows of celibacy in the same house with nuns

Word History


Late Greek agapētoi, plural of agapētos, from agapētos, adjective, beloved

First Known Use

1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of agapeti was in 1891

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“Agapeti.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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