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One entry found for apostle.
Main Entry: aposˇtle
Pronunciation: schwa-primarystresspäs-schwal
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English apostle "teacher sent out by Christ," from Old English apostol and early French apostle (both, same meaning), derived from Greek apostolos "one sent on a mission"
1 a : one of a group made up of Christ's twelve original disciples and Paul b : the first Christian missionary to a region
2 a : the person who first puts forward an important belief or starts a great reform b : a loyal supporter : ADHERENT
- aposˇtleˇship /-secondarystressship/ noun

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