Saturday, April 30, 2011

tyro

tyro [ˈtaɪroʊ] n. (also spelled tiro).

1.) A beginner in learning; one who is in the rudiments of any branch of study; a person imperfectly acquainted with a subject; a novice.

Etymology: Medieval Latin tyro, squire, variant of Latin tiro, recruit.

"It is difficult to acquit Plato, to use his own language, of being a 'tyro in dialectics,' when he overlooks such a distinction. Yet, on the other hand, we are hardly fair judges of confusions of thought in those who view things differently from ourselves" (Plato, Vol. IV, Benjamin Jowett, 1892).
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17 comments:

DEZMOND said...

now, that's an interesting word! What are you a tyro in, E?

biboa said...

"i'm tired of all the tyros messing around"

AllenTesch said...

I'm going to use this one.

notforeverybody said...

i'm a tyro in blogging :P

D4 said...

I like its simplicity. You'd think a short word like this one would be more common.

SirJohnBear said...

I am totally using this on my term paper.

Rob said...

That's awesome! I've never heard of this word. Oh crap... I rhymed. I try to find a way to use each word you post in a sentence every day lol.

Dave said...

Im defo a Tyro then lol.

Zombie said...

I am a tyro at learning spanish...

Joel C Anatoli said...

I wouldn't trust a tyro when it comes to investing my money.

Colin Biano said...

i'm a tyro in... life
SO DEEP

Jose Cuer said...

The first word I thought of when I saw this 'random word' of the day was tyrant...but something tells me that the word tyrant didn't exactly originate from this definition!

RaShelle said...

Thanks for the shout out. Super SWEET!!!

Love the word, tyro. That's me when it comes to underwater diving.

-E- said...

@DEZMOND oh, lots of things: programming, guitar, rock-climbing.

@Jose Cuer no you're right. "tyrant" comes from the Latin "tyrannus", which comes from the Greek "turannos". they just happen to sound similar.

thenitefalls said...

This is another word for noob lol

jamiesaur said...

So instead of noob, we can say tyro? (:

=dgrphx= said...

congrats on your 100th follower

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