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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Medieval Latin novicius, from Latin novus 'new'

novice

noun
     
Related topics: Religion
nov‧ice [countable]
1 someone who has no experience in a skill, subject, or activity [= beginner]:
The computer course is ideal for novices.
novice at
I'm still a complete novice at the sport.
This trail is not recommended for novice bikers.
2RR someone who has recently joined a religious group to become a monk or nun

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