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Definition of Pupil


  1. The aperture in the iris; the sight, apple, or black of the eye. See the Note under Eye, and Iris.
  2. A youth or scholar of either sex under the care of an instructor or tutor.
  3. A person under a guardian; a ward.
  4. A boy or a girl under the age of puberty, that is, under fourteen if a male, and under twelve if a female.

Pupil Quotations

Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild.
Dante Alighieri

Why not whip the teacher when the pupil misbehaves?

The mind of a bigot to the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour on it, the more it contracts.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on cold iron.
Horace Mann

That is the difference between good teachers and great teachers: good teachers make the best of a pupil's means; great teachers foresee a pupil's ends.
Maria Callas
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Pupil Translations

pupil in German is Pupille
pupil in Italian is pupilla, allievo
pupil in Latin is discipulus
pupil in Spanish is pupila, alumno, pupilo
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