The definition of an amanuensis is a person whose job it is to write or tape information dictated to him.(noun)
An example of an amanuensis is an executive assistant.
See amanuensis in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. amanuenses
Origin: L < a- (ab), from + manu, abl. of manus, a hand (see manual) + -ensis, relating to
See amanuensis in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. a·man·u·en·ses (-sēz)
Origin: Latin āmanuēnsis
Origin: , from the phrase (servus) ā manū, (slave) at handwriting
Origin: : ā, ab, by; see ab-1
Origin: + manū
Origin: , ablative of manus, hand; see man-2 in Indo-European roots.
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