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A '''disciple''' is one who learns from another, particularly one of the twelve [[Apostles]] of [[Jesus Christ]] but also referring to those who learned from them and from the [[Church Fathers]].
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A '''disciple''' is one who learns from another, particularly one of the twelve [[Apostles]] of [[Jesus Christ]] but also referring to those who learn from them, from the [[Church Fathers]], or from any [[spiritual father]].
  
 
''Disciple'' is from Latin ''discipulus''—pupil, from ''discere'', to learn, also denotes disciplined learning by a follower.  From ''discipline'': training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement. Controlled behavior resulting from disciplinary training; self-control.  
 
''Disciple'' is from Latin ''discipulus''—pupil, from ''discere'', to learn, also denotes disciplined learning by a follower.  From ''discipline'': training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement. Controlled behavior resulting from disciplinary training; self-control.  
  
 
Original [[Holy Scripture|Biblical]] usage in the Greek [[New Testament]] is distinctly different from the Latin understanding. The Greek μαθετης (''mathetis'') originally simply meant a pupil or someone who learns (from ''matheno''). With regards to Jesus' original fellowship, it refers to a close continual teacher/student relationship where learning is greatly emphasised.
 
Original [[Holy Scripture|Biblical]] usage in the Greek [[New Testament]] is distinctly different from the Latin understanding. The Greek μαθετης (''mathetis'') originally simply meant a pupil or someone who learns (from ''matheno''). With regards to Jesus' original fellowship, it refers to a close continual teacher/student relationship where learning is greatly emphasised.
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A disciple is one who learns from another, particularly one of the twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ but also referring to those who learn from them, from the Church Fathers, or from any spiritual father.

Disciple is from Latin discipulus—pupil, from discere, to learn, also denotes disciplined learning by a follower. From discipline: training expected to produce a specific character or pattern of behavior, especially training that produces moral or mental improvement. Controlled behavior resulting from disciplinary training; self-control.

Original Biblical usage in the Greek New Testament is distinctly different from the Latin understanding. The Greek μαθετης (mathetis) originally simply meant a pupil or someone who learns (from matheno). With regards to Jesus' original fellowship, it refers to a close continual teacher/student relationship where learning is greatly emphasised.

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