- a servant or attendant, especially of a scholar or a magician.
Origin of famulus
1830–40; < Latin: servant, slave; cf. family
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Examples from the Web for famulus
Famulus sped on before, or bounded after them, perpetually on the gallop.The Child of Pleasure
Then Famulus did as he was bid and forced the blade into his master's heart.
Basil took the scroll which his famulus handed to him and cut the cord.Under the Witches' Moon
Witness, Mr. Pluto of the Underground and his Famulus, the doctor.The Spirit of the Ghetto
He tells us of a demon who officiated as famulus in a monastery.Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore
- (formerly) the attendant of a sorcerer or scholar
C19: from Latin: servant
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