Variant of 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
- a member of the Disciples of Christ
Origin of discipleMiddle English ; from Old French desciple and amp; Old English discipul, both ; from Classical Latin discipulus, learner, in Ecclesiastical Late Latin 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