Origin of acolyte
Examples from the Web for acolyte
Still, the tradition of a hero with a younger, or everyman, acolyte stretches back to antiquity.Holy Homophobia, Batman! A Queer Reading of the Dark Knight
July 26, 2014
One of these heroes is an insect-loving contemporary of Charles Darwin, the other a crocodile-wrestling Steve Irwin acolyte.Exploring the Amazon, While We Still Can
May 15, 2014
Yee was, as Brown writes, a Brown acolyte at one point, representing a district of middle class single-family homeowners.The Gun-Running Senator Leland Yee
April 2, 2014
Truthiness is as truthiness does, and clearly: Acolyte Oren does truthiness very, very well.Michael Oren's Truthiness
Emily L. Hauser
March 6, 2013
In the meantime, he serves as an acolyte at Grace Episcopal Church, and has had the honor of carrying the cross.Message to Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan: America’s Greater Than Ever
August 15, 2012
I was to wear the red gown and the white cape of an acolyte!Maurice Tiernay Soldier of Fortune
Charles James Lever
An acolyte does well not to express his emotions too clearly.
As an acolyte, after all, he rated just barely above a layman; he had no powers whatever.
If you weren't an acolyte, I'd take a poke at you just to see you bounce.
"The only Kano, the only Kano," mused the acolyte over his tea.The Dragon Painter
Mary McNeil Fenollosa
- a follower or attendant
- Christianity an officer who attends or assists a priest
Word Origin and History for acolyte
early 14c., "inferior officer in the church," from Old French acolite or directly from Medieval Latin acolytus (Late Latin acoluthos), from Greek akolouthos "following, attending on," literally "having one way," from a- "together with," copulative prefix, + keleuthose "a way, road, path, track," from PIE *qeleu- (cf. Lithuanian kelias "way"). In late Old English as a Latin word.