noun, plural che·lae [kee-lee]. /ˈki li/.
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OTHER WORDS FROM chelache·la·ship, noun
Example sentences from the Web for chela
Two wooden stools are set within it and the guru and his chela take their seats on these.
Receive him in your midst as the chela of a new avatar which will be unfolded to him under your tender guidance.Fashionable Philosophy|Laurence Oliphant
The master suddenly seized a burning log and lightly struck the bare shoulder of a chela who was close to the fire.
"The Blissful Mother travels widely in India; in many parts she has hundreds of disciples," the chela told me.
I have now no chela, but I will take the alms-bowl and thus enable the charitable to acquire merit.'Kim|Rudyard Kipling