Apage

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Not to be confused with agape.

Apage is an Ancient Greek word (ἄπαγε, Imperative of ἀπάγω, “lead away”) and means:

  • In Ancient Greek an annoyed exclamation: Pack off!, Away with you! or as the phrase Ἄπαγε ἐς μακαρίαν ἐκποδῶν: Damn you!. In the Middle Ages it was used in exorcism — In the Catholic exorcism it is used nowadays, too.
  • In the Middle Ages it was a battle cry, which was used to start a Feud or a Combat reenactment. {citation needed}