tyro

ty·ro /ˈtaɪroʊ/

–noun, plural -ros.
a beginner in learning anything; novice.

Also, tiro.

Origin:
1605–15; < L tīrō recruit

—Related forms
ty·ron·ic  /taɪˈrɒnɪk/, adjective

—Synonyms
neophyte, learner.

Source: Dictionary.com.

These entities are not necessarily ‘intelligent,’ nor even ‘sentient,’ and their conduct, from the tyro’s point of view, is unpredictable, caparicious and dangerous.

Source: Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance.

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