541. Learner.

541. Learner.NOUN. learner, scholar, scholastic, learner, studier, student, alumna (fem.), alumnus, (masc.), alumni (pl.), educatee, trainee, élève, inquirer, pupil; apprentice; articled clerk; schoolboy, schoolgirl, auditor [U.S.]; monitor, prefect, beginner, tyro, abecedarian, alphabetarian.

recruit, raw recruit, novice, neophyte, tenderfoot, fledgling, greenhorn, inceptor, débutant, probationer; seminarian.

[apprentice medical doctors] intern; resident.

schoolboy, schoolgirl; fresh, freshman; junior, senior; junior soph, senior soph, sophister, sophomore; questionist.

[college and university students] undergraduate, undergrad; grader [U.S.]; underclassman [U.S.], freshman, fresh [slang], freshie [slang]; commoner [Oxord Univ.], fellow-commoner {Eng. Univ.], fellow, fellow-student, pensioner [Cambridge Univ.], sizar [Cambrdige & Dublin], servitor [Oxford Univ.], exhibitioner, scholar; demy [Magdalen Coll., Oxford]; questionist [Cambridge]; honour man, class man [Oxford Univ.]; wrangler, optime [both Cambridge Univ.]; passman, graduate student; law student; medical student; pre-med; post-doctoral student, post-doc; matriculated student; part-time student, night student, auditor.

[group of learners] class, grade, seminar, form, remove; pupilage &c (learning) 539.

disciple, follower, chela, novice, catechumen, apostle, proselyte, condisciple.

[place of learning] school &c. 542.

VERB. learn; practise.

ADJ. scholarly, scholarlike, scholastic; studentlike, pupillike, schoolboyish, schoolgirlish; collegiate, college-bred; sophomoric(al); studious, learned, bookish.

probationary, probational, on probation.

in statu pupillari [Lat.], in leading strings.

PHR. practise makes perfect.

A barbe de fol on apprend à raire. [Fr.] {Proverb“Men learn to shave by beginning on the beard of a fool.” (Similar to Fiat experimentum ). }.

Celui qui a de l’imagination sans érudition a des ailes, et n’a pas de pieds. [Fr.] {Joubert“The man who has imagination without learning, has wings without feet.” }.

C’est le propre de l’érudition populaire de rattacher toutes ses connaissances à un nom vulgaire. [Fr.] {Nodier“It is the characteristic of the learning of the people to couple each item of its information with some common name.” }.

Cum humanis divina. [Lat.] {Islington School“Human and divine learning.” }.

Dediscit animus sero quod didicit diù. [Lat.] {Seneca—Troades. 631. “The mind is slow to unlearn anything it has been learning long.” (It is difficult to eradicate ideas or prejudices learned in youth). }.

Nulla ætas ad perdiscendum est. [Lat.] {Proverb“There is no age at which we are beyond learning anything.” }.

Ne, pueri, ne tanta animis assuescite bella; / Neu patriæ validas in viscera vertite vires. [Lat.] {Virgil—Æneid. VI. 833. “Nay, children, nay, your hate unlearn, / Nor ’gainst your country’s vitals turn / The valour of her sons.” (Conington). }.

Non ego sum stultus, ut ante fui. [Lat.] {Ovid—Amores. III. xi. 32. “ I am no longer the fool I was.” (I have learned by experience).  }.

Heureux l’inconnu qui s’est bien su connaître / II ne voit pas de mal à mourir plus qu’à naître: / II s’en va comme il est venu. [Fr.] {Hénault“Happy the man who, though unknown to others, has learnt to know himself well. He thinks no more harm in dying than in being born. He departs as he came.” }.

Le conquérant est craint, le sage est estimé, / Mais le bienfaiteur plait, et lui seul est aimé. [Fr.] {Proverb“The conqueror is feared, the man of learning respected; but it is the benevolent man who wins our affections, and he alone is beloved.” }.

Laissez dire les sots, le savoir a son prix. [Fr.] {La Fontaine—8. 19. “Let ignorance talk as it will, learning has its value.” }.

Ils n’ont rien appris, ni rien oublié. [Fr.] {Talleyrand“They have learnt nothing, and forgotten nothing.” (Said of the Emigrés. Appears first in a letter of the Chevalier de Panat to Mallet du Pan, written from London 1796, on the royalist refugees then in England. Personne n’est corrigé; personne n’a su ni rien oublier, ni rien apprendre. [Memoirs of M. du Pan, 2, 197.] ) }.

II faut savoir s’ennuyer. [Fr.] {Lady Bloomfield—Diplomatic Life. Vol. I. “One must learn to be bored.” }.

Hinc lucem et pocula sacra. [Lat.] {Cambridge University“From hence we receive light and draughts of sacred learning.” }.

Docti rationem artis intelligunt, indocti voluptatem. [Lat.] {Quintilianus.“Learned men comprehend the principles of art, the unlearned experience the pleasure only.” }.


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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