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discĭpŭlus , i, m. disco, and root of puer, pupilla; cf. Sanscr., putras, son; Gr. πῶλος; Engl., foal,
I.a learner, scholar, pupil, disciple.
I. In gen., Plaut. Bacch. 1, 2, 44 sq.; Cic. Div. 1, 3, 6; 1, 23, 46; id. N. D. 3, 7 et saep.—Trop. Prov.: “discipulus est prioris posterior dies,Pub. Syr. 120 (Rib).—In the fem.: discĭpŭla , ae, a female scholar or disciple: “ego te dedam discipulam cruci,Plaut. Aul. 1, 1, 20; Plin. 35, 11, 40, § 147; Hor. S. 1, 10, 91; Vulg. Act. 9, 36 al.—Cf. transf., of the nightingale, Plin. 10, 29, 43, § 83.—Of Latin eloquence: “Latina facundia similis Graecae ac prorsus ejus discipula videtur,Quint. 12, 10, 27.— —
II. A learner in an art or trade, an apprentice, Plaut. Aul. 3, 1, 4; id. Ps. 3, 2, 76; 96; Paul. Sent. 2, 8, 3.—
III. (Eccl. Lat.) A disciple of Christ, Vulg. Luc. 5, 30 et saep.
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