discip- (Latin: discipulus, pupil, apprentice).
According to Dr. Ernest Klein in his A comprehensive Etymological Dictionary of the English Language, Elsevier Publishing Co., New York, 1966: "Folk etymology has associated Latin discipulus with discere, 'to learn', although derivatively the two words are not related."
1. One who follows or attends upon another for the purpose of learning from him; a pupil or scholar.
2. One of the personal followers of Jesus Christ during his life; especially, one of the Twelve Disciples.
3. Also applied in the New Testament to the early Christians generally; hence, in religious use, a professed follower of Christ, a Christian or believer.
4. One who follows, or is influenced by, the doctrine or example of another; one who belongs to the "school" of any leader of thought.
5. Someone who strongly believes in the teachings of a leader, a philosophy, or a religion, and is loyal to the group of his choice.
Someone who insists that rules are obeyed strictly, and who punishes people who break them.
Relating to the enforcing of rules and the punishing of people who break them.
1. The practice or methods of enduring that people obey rules by teaching them to do so and punishing them if they do not.
2. A controlled orderly state, especially in a class of school children.
3. The ability to behave in a controlled and calm way even in a difficult or stressful situation.
4. Mental self-control used in directing or changing behavior, learning something, or training for something.
5. A branch of instruction or education; a department of learning or knowledge; a science or art in its educational aspect; a subject or field or activity, e.g., an academic subject.
6. Instruction having for its aim to form the pupil to proper conduct and action; the training of scholars or subordinates to proper and orderly action by instructing and exercising them in the same; mental and moral training; also used figuratively of the training effect of experience, adversity, etc.
7. The order maintained and observed among pupils, or other persons under control or command; such as, soldiers, sailors, the inmates of a religious house, a prison, etc.
Showing orderliness and control in the way something is done or someone behaves.
One who disciplines or subjects to discipline; an adherent of a system of discipline.
Of, belonging to, or of the nature of, a disciple.
The state of a disciple; discipleship, pupilage.
Incapable of being disciplined; not amenable to discipline; intractable.
Of or pertaining to two or more disciplines or branches of learning; contributing to or benefiting from two or more disciplines.
Combining many academic approaches, fields, or methods.
Of or pertaining to more than one discipline or branch of learning; interdisciplinary.
Not subjected to discipline; untrained.