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ne·o·phyte

 (nē′ə-fīt′)
n.
1. A recent convert to a belief; a proselyte.
2. A beginner or novice: a neophyte at politics.
3.
a. Roman Catholic Church A newly ordained priest.
b. A novice of a religious order or congregation.

[Middle English, from Late Latin neophytus, from Greek neophutos, newly planted, a recent convert : neo-, neo- + -phutos, planted (from phuein, to bring forth, make grow; see bheuə- in Indo-European roots).]

neophyte

(ˈniːəʊˌfaɪt)
n
1. (Theology) a person newly converted to a religious faith
2. (Theology) RC Church a novice in a religious order
3. a novice or beginner
[C16: via Church Latin from New Testament Greek neophutos recently planted, from neos new + phuton a plant]
neophytic adj

ne•o•phyte

(ˈni əˌfaɪt)

n.
1. a beginner or a novice.
2. a new convert to a belief, religion, etc.; proselyte.
3. a novice in a religious order.
[1540–50; < Late Latin neophytus newly planted < Greek neóphytos. See neo-, -phyte]
ne`o•phyt′ic (-ˈfɪt ɪk) adj.
ne′o•phyt•ism (-faɪˌtɪz əm) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neophyte - a plant that is found in an area where it had not been recorded previously
plant life, flora, plant - (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
2.neophyte - any new participant in some activity
beginner, initiate, tiro, tyro, novice - someone new to a field or activity
enlistee, recruit - any new member or supporter (as in the armed forces)
3.neophyte - a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by a catechist
educatee, pupil, student - a learner who is enrolled in an educational institution

neophyte

noun (Formal) novice, student, pupil, recruit, amateur, beginner, trainee, apprentice, disciple, learner, tyro, probationer, novitiate, proselyte, catechumen The book is a wonderfully stimulating read for both neophytes and wine buffs.

neophyte

noun
One who is just starting to learn or do something:
Slang: rookie.
Translations
BegynderNybegynder
aloittelijaneofyyttinoviisivastakastettu

neophyte

[ˈniːəʊfaɪt] Nneófito/a m/f

neophyte

[ˈniːəfaɪt] n (= novice) → néophyte mf

neophyte

nNeubekehrte(r) mf, → Neophyt(in) m(f) (spec); (in RC church) → neu geweihter Priester
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