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See also: paraclete
From Old French paraclit, from Late Latin paraclētus, from Ancient Greek παράκλητος (paráklētos, “one called to help, helper; comforter; protector, defender; (legal) advocate”), from παρά (pará, “beside”) + κλητός (klētós, “called, invited [one]”). The Greek term is used four times in the Gospel of John as an epithet of the Holy Spirit.
- (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.
- The Comforter
- others at Holy Spirit
the Holy Spirit, the Holy Ghost, especially in its role as comforter of the faithful
2. روح القدس (Ruh al-Quddus) - the Holy Spirit