acolyte (n.) Look up acolyte at Dictionary.com
early 14c., "inferior officer in the church," from Old French acolite or directly from Medieval Latin acolytus (Late Latin acoluthus), from Greek akolouthos "following, attending on," as a noun, "a follower, attendant," literally "having one way," from a- "together with," copulative prefix, + keleuthose "a way, road, path, track," from PIE *qeleu- (source also of Lithuanian kelias "way"). The word was in late Old English as acolitus, a Latin form; in early modern English a corrected form acolythe was used.