One employed to take dictation, or copy manuscripts.
A clerk, secretary or stenographer, or scribe.
Other Word Forms of Amanuensis
Origin of Amanuensis
Latin āmanuēnsis from the phrase (servus) ā manū (slave) at handwriting ā, ab by ab–1 manū ablative of manus hand man-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Latin āmanuēnsis (“secretary”), from ab, "from, off (of)" + manus, "hand" + -ensis, "of or from (a place)".
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