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neophyte Explained

neophyte at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['ni:ə'faıt]

neophyte at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

14c., from L.L. neophytus, from Gk. neophytos, lit. "newly planted," from neos "new" + -phytos "planted," from phyein "cause to grow, beget, plant." Church sense is from I Tim. iii.6. ///

neophyte at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] formal [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Late Latin; Origin: neophytus, from Greek neophytos 'newly planted']//
1 someone who has just started to learn a particular skill, art, job etc:
2 a new member of a religious group:

neophyte at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

60 Moby Thesaurus words for "neophyte":
Christian, God-fearing man, abecedarian, accepter, alphabetarian,
apprentice, articled clerk, baby, beginner, believer, boot,
catechumen, churchgoer, churchite, churchman, colt, communicant,
convert, daily communicant, deb, debutant, devotee, devotionalist,
disciple, entrant, fanatic, fledgling, follower, freshman,
good Christian, greenhorn, greeny, ignoramus, inductee, infant,
initiate, learner, nestling, new boy, newcomer, novice, novitiate,
pietist, postulant, probationer, probationist, proselyte,
raw recruit, receiver, recruit, religionist, rookie, saint,
tenderfoot, theist, trainee, truster, tyro, votary, zealot

neophyte at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[N] (Learner): learner, scholar, student, pupil, apprentice, beginner, tyro, amateur, recruit, novice, neophyte, newbie*, catechumen, intern, schoolboy, freshman, frosh*, sophomore, junior, senior.

Neophyte at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Neophyte \Ne"o*phyte\, n. [L. neophytis, Gr. ?, prop., newly
planted; ? new + ? grown, ? that which has grown, a plant,
fr. ? to grow: cf. F. n['e]ophyte. See {New}, and {Be}.]
1. A new convert or proselyte; -- a name given by the early
Christians, and still given by the Roman Catholics, to
such as have recently embraced the Christian faith, and
been admitted to baptism, esp. to converts from heathenism
or Judaism.

2. A novice; a tyro; a beginner in anything.

neophyte at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

neophyte
n 1: a plant that is found in an area where it had not been
recorded previously
2: any new participant in some activity [syn: {newcomer}, {fledgling},
{fledgeling}, {starter}, {freshman}, {newbie}, {entrant}]
3: a new convert being taught the principles of Christianity by
a catechist [syn: {catechumen}]

neophyte at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: wikipedia » dab=Neophyte

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » neophytus, from Inter: etyl » grc|en Inter: term » νεόφυτος|tr=neophutos|lang=grc|sc=polytonic, from Inter: term » νέος||new|tr=neos|lang=grc|sc=polytonic + Inter: term » φυτόν||plant, child|tr=phuton|lang=grc|sc=polytonic. Surface analysis is Inter: confix » neo|phyte.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈni.əˌfaɪt/

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • A beginner.
    1. A novice (recent convert), a new convert or proselyte, a new monk.
    2. Inter: Christianit » y A name given by the early Christians, and still given by the Roman Catholics, to those who have recently embraced the Christian faith, and been admitted to baptism, especially those converts from heathenism or Judaism.
    3. Inter: biolog » y A plant species recently introduced to an area (in contrast to archaeophyte, a long-established introduced species).

      Synonyms

      * See also Category: Wikisaurus:beginner -

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » beginner

  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|begynder
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|beginner|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|aloittelija

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|neofita|m|f
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|neófito|m


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » novice (recent convert)
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|Nybegynder
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|vastakastettu, uusi käännynnäinen, Inter: t- » fi|noviisi
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|neofita


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|neofita|m|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|новичок|m|tr=novičók|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|neófito|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » early Christian convert
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|neofyytti
    • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|neofita


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|неофит|m|tr=neofít|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » ru|новообращённый|m|tr=novoobraščónnyj|sc=Cyrl
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|neófito|m

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » recently introduced plant species
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|neofyytti
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Neophyt|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t- » hu|neofita
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|planta neófita|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    References

    * Random House Dictionary, 2nd Edition, 1987.

    Anagrams

    * phytoene
    Category: Category:en:Religion -

    Latin

    Adjective

    Inter: la-adj-form » neophyte
  • Inter: inflection of » neophytus|neophytus|voc|m|s|lang=la

  • Translation: et » neophyte
    Translation: el » neophyte
    Translation: ko » neophyte
    Translation: io » neophyte
    Translation: it » neophyte
    Translation: pl » neophyte
    Translation: ru » neophyte
    Translation: fi » neophyte
    Translation: sv » neophyte
    Translation: ta » neophyte
    Translation: te » neophyte
    Translation: vi » neophyte
    Translation: zh » neophyte

    néophyte at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==French==

    Noun

    Inter: fr-noun » mf
  • neophyte

  • Translation: et » néophyte
    Translation: el » néophyte
    Translation: fr » néophyte
    Translation: io » néophyte
    Translation: ru » néophyte
    Translation: vi » néophyte