neophyte

  • 1 néophyte — [ neɔfit ] n. et adj. • néofite 1495; rare av. XVIIe; lat. ecclés. neophytus, gr. neophutos, proprt « nouvellement planté » 1 ♦ Hist. relig. Dans l Église primitive, Personne nouvellement convertie au christianisme. Personne récemment convertie… …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 Neophyte — Logo du groupe Neophyte. Nom Jeroen Streunding Danny Greten Jarno Butter Naissance Rotterdam …

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  • 3 Neophyte — • A term used of those who, lately converted from heathenism, have by the sacrament of Baptism, been transplanted into the higher life of the Church. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Neophyte     Neophyte …

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  • 4 Neophyte — steht für: Neophyt, eine Pflanzenart Neophyte (Musik), eine niederländische Hardcore Techno Formation …

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  • 5 Neophyte — Ne o*phyte (n[=e] [ o]*f[imac]t), n. [L. neophytis, Gr. neo fytos, prop., newly planted; ne os new + fyto s grown, fyto n that which has grown, a plant, fr. fy ein to grow: cf. F. n[ e]ophyte. See {New}, and {Be}.] 1. A new convert or proselyte;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 neophyte — I noun abecedarian, amateur, apprentice, beginner, catechumen, debutant, entrant, fledgling, freshman, learner, newcomer, novice, prentice, pupil, student, tenderfoot, trainee, tyro II index amateur, novice, probationer (one being tested) Burto …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 neophyte — (n.) new convert, 1550s, from Eccles. L. neophytus, from Gk. neophytos a new convert, noun use of adjective meaning newly initiated, newly converted, lit. newly planted, from neos new (see NEW (Cf. new)) + phytos grown; planted, verbal adjective… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8 neophyte — *novice, novitiate, probationer, postulant, apprentice …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 9 neophyte — [n] beginner abecedarian, amateur, apprentice, colt*, fledgling, freshman, greenhorn, new boy/girl, newcomer, new kid on the block*, novice, recruit, rookie*, tenderfoot*, trainee, tyro*; concepts 423,424 …

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  • 10 neophyte — ► NOUN 1) a person who is new to a subject, skill, or belief. 2) a novice in a religious order, or a newly ordained priest. ORIGIN from Greek neophutos newly planted …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11 neophyte — [nē′ō fīt΄, nē′əfīt΄] n. [LL(Ec) neophytus < Gr neophytos, newly planted (in 1 Tim. 3:6, a new convert) < neos, NEW + phytos < phyein, to produce, grow: see BONDAGE] 1. a new convert 2. one just beginning a new kind of life, work, etc.;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 12 Néophyte — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sur les autres projets Wikimedia : « Néophyte », sur le Wiktionnaire (dictionnaire universel) Néophyte provient du grec néo, nouveau, et… …

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  • 13 Neophyte — A neophyte is a beginner. In the context of Christianity, the term often refers to a: New convert to the religion, in the Catholic and Orthodox Churches an adult convert is considered a neophyte for one year after conversion. Roman Catholic… …

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  • 14 néophyte — (né o fi t ) s. m. et f. 1°   Nom donné anciennement, dans l Église, aux nouveaux chrétiens, c est à dire aux païens qui avaient embrassé depuis peu le christianisme, et à ceux qui étaient entrés nouvellement dans les ordres ecclésiastiques.… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 15 neophyte —    This word is now normally used of one who has recently been converted to a church or religious body. It has the more general meaning of someone who is new to any particular activity, and therefore lacking in experience. Ben Jonson uses the… …

    A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • 16 NÉOPHYTE — n. des deux genres Une personne nouvellement baptisée. Un zèle, une ardeur, une ferveur de néophyte. Il se dit, par extension, d’une Personne nouvellement convertie. Figurément, il se dit des Nouveaux adeptes d’un système, d’une doctrine. Un… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • 17 neophyte — [16] Neophyte is one of an evergrowing family of English words containing the prefix neo , which comes from Greek néos ‘new’ (a relative of English new). Most of them are English formations (neoclassical [19], Neolithic [19], neologism [18],… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 18 neophyte — [[t]ni͟ːəfaɪt[/t]] neophytes N COUNT A neophyte is someone who is new to a particular activity. [FORMAL] ...the self proclaimed political neophyte Ross Perot. Syn: novice …

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  • 19 neophyte — UK [ˈniːəʊˌfaɪt] / US [ˈnɪəˌfaɪt] noun [countable] Word forms neophyte : singular neophyte plural neophytes very formal someone who is just learning to do something and does not have much experience or skill …

    English dictionary

  • 20 neophyte — [16] Neophyte is one of an evergrowing family of English words containing the prefix neo , which comes from Greek néos ‘new’ (a relative of English new). Most of them are English formations (neoclassical [19], Neolithic [19], neologism [18],… …

    Word origins