plural noun
ag·​ra·​pha | \ ˈa-grə-fə \

Definition of agrapha

: sayings of Jesus not in the canonical gospels but found in other New Testament or early Christian writings

First Known Use of agrapha

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for agrapha

borrowed from New Latin, borrowed from Late Greek ágrapha "uncanonical scriptures," going back to Greek, "unwritten laws," from neuter plural of ágraphos "unwritten," from a- a- entry 2 + -graphos, derivative of gráphein "to write" — more at carve

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to gather or build up little by little

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