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Topic: RELIGION

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Late Latin
Origin: neophytus, from Greek neophytos 'newly planted'

neophyte

noun
     
ne‧o‧phyte [countable] formal
1 someone who has just started to learn a particular skill, art, job etc
2RR a new member of a religious group
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