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Date: 900-1000
Language: Late Latin
Origin: apostolus, from Greek, 'bringer of messages, apostle', from apostellein 'to send away', from apo- ( APOCALYPSE) + stellein 'to send'

apostle

noun
     
Related topics: Christianity
a‧pos‧tle [countable]
1RRC one of the 12 people chosen by Jesus Christ to teach and spread the Christian religion
2 formal someone who believes strongly in an idea and tries to persuade other people
apostle of
a great apostle of non-violence

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