The Last Supper is a depiction of Jesus with his disciples.
A follower of Jesus Christ is an example of a disciple.
- a pupil or follower of any teacher or school of religion, learning, art, etc.
- an early follower of Jesus, esp. one of the Apostles
- [D-] a member of the Disciples of Christ
Origin of discipleMiddle English from Old French desciple and Old English discipul, both from Classical Latin discipulus, learner, in LL(Ec), a disciple of Jesus from an unverified form discipere, to comprehend from dis-, apart + capere, to hold (see have): influenced, influence by discere, to learn
- a. One who embraces and assists in spreading the teachings of another.b. An active adherent, as of a movement or philosophy.
- often Disciple One of the original followers of Jesus.
- Disciple A member of the Disciples of Christ.
Origin of discipleMiddle English from Old English discipul and from Old French desciple both from Latin discipulus pupil from discere to learn ; see dek- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present disciples, present participle discipling, simple past and past participle discipled)
From Old English discipul, from Latin discipulus (“a pupil, learner”), from discere (“to learn”); akin to docere (“to teach”). Later influenced or superceded in Middle English by Old French deciple.