Par·​a·​clete | \ ˈper-ə-ˌklēt How to pronounce Paraclete (audio) , ˈpa-rə- \

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First Known Use of Paraclete

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Paraclete

Middle English Paraclit, Paraclyte, borrowed from Late Latin Paraclētus, Paraclītus "advocate, comforter," borrowed from Greek paráklētos "advocate, helper, comforter," an epithet of the Holy Spirit in the Gospel of John (as John 14:26), derivative of paráklētos, adjective, "called to one's aid," verbal adjective of parakaleîn "to call in, send for, summon, exhort, comfort, console," from para- para- entry 1 + kaléō, kaleîn "to call, summon" — more at low entry 3

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“Paraclete.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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