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chela

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che=la

CIDE DICTIONARY

chelan. [NL., fr. Gr. chhlh` claw.].
     The pincherlike claw of Crustacea and Arachnida.  [1913 Webster]
chelan. [Hind. ch, orig., slave, fr. Skr. c, c, slave, servant.].
     In India, a dependent person occupying a position between that of a servant or slave and a disciple; hence, a disciple or novice.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

chela, n. (pl. chelae) a prehensile claw of crabs, lobsters, scorpions, etc.

chela, n.
1 (in esoteric Buddhism) a novice qualifying for initiation.
2 a disciple; a pupil.

Etymology
Hindi, = servant

ROGET THESAURUS

chela

Learner

N learner, scholar, student, pupil, apprentice, prentice, journeyman, articled clerk, beginner, tyro, amateur, rank amateur, abecedarian, alphabetarian, alumnus, eleve, recruit, raw recruit, novice, neophyte, inceptor, catechumen, probationer, seminarian, chela, fellow-commoner, debutant, intern, resident, schoolboy, fresh, freshman, frosh, junior soph, junior, senior soph, senior, sophister, sophomore, questionist, undergraduate, graduate student, law student, medical student, pre-med, post-doctoral student, post-doc, matriculated student, part-time student, night student, auditor, class, grade, seminar, form, remove, pupilage, disciple, follower, apostle, proselyte, fellow-student, condisciple, school, in statu pupillari, in leading strings, practise makes perfect.


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