An example of an apostle is Judas Iscariot.
An example of an apostle is James the son of Alpheus.
Origin of apostle
- Middle English from Old English apostol and from Old French apostle both from Late Latin apostolus from Greek apostolos messenger from apostellein to send off apo- apo- stellein to send stel- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Old French apostle, from Ancient Greek ἀπόστολος (apostolos, “one sent forth, apostle”).
- See apostil.