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Neophyte. Plant yourself in a new area of life.


“new convert,” c.1550, from L.L. neophytus, from Gk. neophytos, lit. “newly planted,” from neos “new” + -phytos “planted,” verbal adj. of phyein “cause to grow, beget, plant.” Church sense is from I Tim. iii.6. Rare before 19c. General sense of “one who is new to any subject” is first recorded 1599.

From the Online Etymology Dictionary

I am a blogging neophyte, for sure.   Newly planted.  Hoping to grow strong roots.  Go to Uphillwriting.org to see more examples of usage.

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