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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