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disciple

noun uk   us   /dɪˈsaɪ.pl̩/
[C] a person who believes in the ideas and principles of someone famous and tries to live the way that person does or did: an ardent disciple of Gandhithe disciples [plural] (also the Disciples) the twelve men who followed Jesus during his life
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Translations of “disciple”
in Vietnamese môn đồ…
in Spanish discípulo…
in Thai สานุศิษย์…
in Malaysian pengikut…
in French disciple…
in German der Jünger, der Schüler…
in Chinese (Traditional) 信徒,門徒,追隨者…
in Indonesian pengikut, murid…
in Russian ученик, последователь…
in Turkish mürit, havari, taraftar…
in Chinese (Simplified) 信徒,门徒,追随者…
in Polish ucze-ń/nnica…
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