- n. 信徒，使徒；最初的传道者
- n. (Apostle)人名；(英)阿波斯尔
前缀apo-, 从，从...离开。词根st, 站，衍生义送出，可能来自于一种哲学思想，经历磨难才难站得更稳，同epistle, 书信。特指耶稣传道的十二门徒。
- apostle: [OE] Apostle was an early borrowing into Old English from Latin, and like angel it originally meant ‘messenger’. Latin apostolus came from Greek apóstolos ‘messenger’, or literally ‘someone sent out’; this was a compound formed from the prefix apo- ‘away’ and the verb stéllein ‘send’ (related to English stall and local). The Old English form, apostol, was gradually replaced from the 12th century by apostle, from Old French apostle.
=> epistle, local, stall
- apostle (n.)
- Old English apostol "messenger," especially the 12 witnesses sent forth by Jesus to preach his Gospel, from Late Latin apostolus, from Greek apostolos "messenger, person sent forth," from apostellein "send away, send forth," from apo- "from" (see apo-) + stellein in its secondary sense of "to send," from PIE *stel-yo-, suffixed form of root *stel- "to put, stand," with derivatives referring to a standing object or place (see stall (n.1)). Compare epistle.
The current form of the word, predominant since 16c., is influenced by Old French apostle (12c.), from the same Late Latin source. Figurative sense of "chief advocate of a new principle or system" is from 1810. Apostles, short for "The Acts and Epistles of the Apostles," is attested from c. 1400.
- 1. Her mother was a dedicated apostle of healthy eating.
- 2. an apostle of free enterprise
- 3. Here the apostle Peter affirms his belief that the Scriptures are'inspired '.
- 4. He is an apostle of temperance.
- 5. As often occurs with tiresome converts, initially I became an anti - tobacco apostle.
- 就像经常可见的令人厌烟的皈依者一样, 我也开始成为一名戒烟的传道士.
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