Agrapha - #483


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Jan 15 2019 13

Today's word of the day is agrapha, A-G-R-A-P-H-A. Agrapha is a noun that means famous sayings that are falsely attributed.


A word borrowed from Greek that referred to sayings of Jesus not in the canonical gospels but found in other New testament or early Christian writings, has, in recent years, been used more broadly. Now agrapha may refer to any quote or saying that is falsely attributed to someone. 


Baseball great Yogi Berra once said, 'I never said half the things I said.' In other words he was dismissing many sayings attributed to him as agrapha. 


The spelling of agrapha is A-G-R-A-P-H-A.