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|Rich Goldstein|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One of these heroes is an insect-loving contemporary of Charles Darwin, the other a crocodile-wrestling Steve Irwin acolyte.
Yee was, as Brown writes, a Brown acolyte at one point, representing a district of middle class single-family homeowners.
Truthiness is as truthiness does, and clearly: Acolyte Oren does truthiness very, very well.
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|Michael Daly|August 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The acolyte was very agile in a short red cassock, below which his naked legs, and bare feet showed.White Shadows in the South Seas|Frederick O'Brien
There was the acolyte, very pale and sorrowful, beneath the trees.Japanese Fairy Tales|Grace James
After sermon the preacher returns to the altar, when a fourth functionary appears, whom we suppose must be termed an acolyte.The Church Index|William Pepperell
Pat Murphy, his faithful servant and acolyte, was watching for him just within the door.The Higher Court|Mary Stewart Daggett
From the small door beside the chapel came a priest and his acolyte, a choir boy.The Mercenary|W. J. Eccott
British Dictionary definitions for acolyte
Word Origin for acolyte
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.