Amanuensis meaning

ə-mănyo͝o-ĕnsĭs
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The definition of an amanuensis is a person whose job it is to write or tape information dictated to him.

An example of an amanuensis is an executive assistant.

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One who is employed to take dictation or to copy manuscript.
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An assistant who takes dictation or copies something already written; secretary.
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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)".

    From Wiktionary