Student Dictionary

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Main Entry: 1pu·pil
Pronunciation: primarystresspyü-pschwal
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English pupille "a child under the care of a guardian," from early French pupille (same meaning), from Latin pupillus "a boy under the care of a guardian" and pupilla "a girl under the care of a guardian"; pupillus derived from pupus "boy"; pupilla derived from pupa "girl, doll" --related to 2PUPIL
1 : a child or young person in school or in the care of a tutor or teacher
2 : one who has been taught or influenced by a person of fame : DISCIPLE

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