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: ME < OFr desciple & OE discipul, both < L discipulus, learner, in LL(Ec), a disciple of Jesus < *discipere, to comprehend < dis-, apart + capere, to hold (see have): infl. by discere, to learn
- discipleship noun
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