novice

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Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman novice, Middle French novice, from Latin novīcius, later novitius (new, newly arrived) (in Late Latin as a noun, novicius, masculine, novicia (feminine, one who has newly entered a monastery or a convent)), from novus (new).

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novice (plural novices)

  1. A beginner; one who is not very familiar or experienced in a particular subject. [from 14th c.]
    I'm only a novice at coding, and my programs frequently have bugs that more experienced programmers wouldn't make.
  2. (religion) A new member of a religious order accepted on a conditional basis, prior to confirmation. [from 14th c.]
    • 1983, Lawrence Durrell, Sebastian, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), page 1137:
      Nor had it been difficult to find a Coptic priest who, together with his youthful novice, chanted the seemingly interminable Egyptian service of the dead [...].

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Noun[edit]

novice m, f (plural novices)

  1. beginner, novice

Adjective[edit]

novice (masculine and feminine, plural novices)

  1. inexperienced

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French novice, from Late Latin novīcius, novīcia (one who has newly entered a monastery or a convent), from Latin novīcius, novītius (new, newly arrived), from novus (new).

Noun[edit]

novice m, f (plural novices)

  1. novice