tyro

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From Medieval Latin tyro, tīro ‎(young soldier, recruit).

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tyro ‎(plural tyros or tyroes)

  1. A beginner; a novice. [from 17th c.]
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 171:
      Alliance with the equally youthful Jean-le-Rond d'Alembert, tyro mathematician of genius and darling of the Parisian salons, led to the two men commissioning articles for the new venture straight away [...].
    • Mary Shelley,The Last Man
      I ask if in the calm of their measured reveries, if in the deep meditations which fill their hours, they fill the ecstasy of a youthful tyro in the school of pleasure.

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  • "tyro" in the Online Etymology Dictionary