see also: Paraclete
  • IPA: /ˈpæɹəkliːt/

paraclete (plural paracletes)

  1. An advocate or helper.
    • 1963, Anthony Burgess, Inside Mr Enderby
      He passed a block of bright posters. One of them extolled domestic gas: a smiling toy paraclete called Mr Therm presided over a sort of warm Holy Family.
  2. Alternative letter-case form of Paraclete#English|Paraclete, the Holy Spirit or Holy Ghost.
  • IPA: /ˈpæɹəkliːt/
Proper noun
  1. (Christianity) The Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost, especially in its role as comforter of the faithful.
    • 1893, Lionel Johnson, The Dark Angel, lines 33-36:
      Apples of ashes, golden bright; / Waters of bitterness, how sweet! / O banquet of a foul delight, / Prepared by thee, dark Paraclete!
    • 1963, Thomas Pynchon, V.
      The matter of a Paraclete’s coming, the comforter, the dove; the tongues of flame, the gift of tongues: Pentecost. Third Person of the Trinity.
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