amanuensis (plural amanuenses)
- One employed to take dictation, or copy manuscripts.
- A clerk, secretary or stenographer, or scribe.
- 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314, page 12:
- “ […] We are engaged in a great work, a treatise on our river fortifications, perhaps? But since when did army officers afford the luxury of amanuenses in this simple republic? […]”
- 1974, John Gardner, “The Warden”, in The King's Indian:
- I, his mere amanuensis, am left to do what little I can to keep the institution functioning.
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- amanuensis on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- “amanuensis”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
- Douglas Harper, “amanuensis”, in Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2021.
- Gamble, Harry Y. “Amanuensis.” Anchor Bible Dictionary. Vol. 1. Ed. David Noel Freedman. New York: Doubleday, 1992.
- Longenecker, Richard N. “Ancient Amanuenses and the Pauline Epistles.” New Dimensions in New Testament Study. Eds. Richard N. Longenecker and Merrill C. Tenney. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1974. 281-97. idem, “On the Form, Function, and Authority of the New Testament Letters.” Scripture and Truth. Eds. D.A. Carson and John D. Woodbridge. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1983. 101-14.
- A teacher at an institute of higher education with a time-limited position (usually three years).
- An assistent with a scientific education, e.g. to a doctor in private practice.
- (Classical) IPA(key): /aː.ma.nuˈen.sis/, [äːmänuˈẽːs̠ɪs̠]
- (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /a.ma.nuˈen.sis/, [ɑmɑnuˈɛnsis]
āmanuēnsis m (genitive āmanuēnsis); third declension
Originally used for a slave at his master's personal service 'within hand reach', performing any command. Later, it was specifically applied to intimately trusted servants (also many freedmen) acting as a personal secretary.
Third-declension noun (i-stem).
- amanuensis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
- amanuensis in Harry Thurston Peck, editor, Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers, 1898
- amanuensis in William Smith et al., editor, A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin, 1890