paracletes

paraclete

[par-uh-kleet]
noun
1.
an advocate or intercessor.
2.
(initial capital letter) the holy spirit; the Comforter.

Origin:
1400–50; < Medieval Latin, Late Latin Paraclētus < Late Greek Paráklētos comforter, literally, (person) called in (to help), verbid of parakaleîn (equivalent to para- para-1 + kaleîn to call); replacing late Middle English paraclit < Medieval Latin Paraclītus, representing Medieval Greek Paráklētos

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paraclete (ˈpærəˌkliːt)
 
n
rare a mediator or advocate

Paraclete (ˈpærəˌkliːt)
 
n
Christianity the Holy Ghost as comforter or advocate
 
[C15: via Old French from Church Latin Paraclētus, from Late Greek Paraklētos advocate, from Greek parakalein to summon as a helper, from para-1 + kalein to call]

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