EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Late Middle English, from Old French acolyt and Late Latin acolythus, from Ancient Greek ἀκόλουθος (akólouthos, follower, attendant).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈæ.kə.laɪt/
  • (file)

NounEdit

acolyte (plural acolytes)

  1. (ecclesiastical) One who has received the highest of the four minor orders in the Catholic Church, being ordained to carry the wine, water and lights at Mass.
  2. An attendant, assistant or follower.

SynonymsEdit

(assistant): sidekick

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • acolyte” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French acolyt, from Ecclesiastical Latin acolytus, from Ancient Greek ἀκόλουθος (akólouthos, follower, attendant).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

acolyte m (plural acolytes)

  1. (religion) acolyte
  2. henchman, sidekick

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