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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DISCIPLE

He has for a long time been a useful member of the Disciple Church.

He was a disciple of Luther, thirty-six years younger than his master.

The disciple of Hegel will hardly become the slave of any other system-maker.

There they find the great rhetorician and his younger friend and disciple Polus.

And what is that which the Sophist knows and makes his disciple know?

Learned as you are in many things, you appear to know nothing of this; but I know, for I am a disciple of his.

It will be perceived that Evans had in Sheener not only a disciple; he had an advocate and a defender.

No longer, mighty King, I was his disciple so long as I believed in him; but he is not holy.

The sergeant was plainly a disciple of the "It's all in the same firm" school.

Major "Pat" was a disciple of cheering news for the batteries.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English discipul (fem. discipula), Biblical borrowing from Latin discipulus "pupil, student, follower," said to be from discere "to learn" [OED, Watkins], from a reduplicated form of PIE root *dek- "to take, accept" (see decent).

But according to Barnhart and Klein, from a lost compound *discipere "to grasp intellectually, analyze thoroughly," from dis- "apart" (see dis-) + capere "to take, take hold of" (see capable). Cf. Latin capulus "handle" from capere. Sometimes glossed in Old English by þegn (see thane).

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