Synonyms for paraclete

Grammar : Noun
Spell : par-uh-kleet
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpær əˌklit

Définition of paraclete

Origin :
  • mid-15c., Paraclit, a title of the Holy Spirit, from Old French paraclet (13c.), from Medieval Latin paracletus, from Greek parakletos "advocate, intercessor, legal assistant," noun use of adjective meaning "called to one's aid," from parakalein "to call to one's aid," in later use "to comfort, to console," from para (see para- (1)) + kalein "to call" (see claim (v.)).
  • noun advocate
Example sentences :
  • If I go not away, the Comforter, the Paraclete, will not come unto you.
  • Extract from : « Gloria Crucis » by J. H. Beibitz
  • He is the “leader,” the “ambassador of the light,” the “Paraclete.”
  • Extract from : « Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 17, Slice 5 » by Various
  • The altar of Paraclete, says Mr. Berrington, did not then exist.
  • Extract from : « The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2 (of 10) » by Alexander Pope
  • He named it the Paraclete, and there he taught and lectured.
  • Extract from : « The Mediaeval Mind (Volume II of II) » by Henry Osborn Taylor
  • He called the place his Paraclete, because it had been his consolation.
  • Extract from : « Selections from the Prose Writings of John Henry Cardinal Newman » by John Henry Newman
  • And how could it be preserved but by the influence of the Paraclete acting on an ordained class?
  • Extract from : « Lothair » by Benjamin Disraeli
  • This child came into the world, then there was a second who was none other than the Paraclete.
  • Extract from : « L-bas » by J. K. Huysmans
  • What need for a New Testament if all men possess this Paraclete?
  • Extract from : « The Spirit and the Word » by Zachary Taylor Sweeney
  • Timothy had to study because he did not possess the Paraclete.
  • Extract from : « The Spirit and the Word » by Zachary Taylor Sweeney
  • It is much better to Anglicize the word into the English "Paraclete."
  • Extract from : « The Spirit and the Word » by Zachary Taylor Sweeney

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