- a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another; secretary.
Origin of amanuensis
Examples from the Web for amanuensis
At Newsweek he dueled with his economic nemesis, Paul Samuelson, the amanuensis of the Keynesian revolution.Nicholas Wapshott: A Lovefest Between Milton Friedman and J.M. Keynes
July 30, 2012
“Dora you will perceive is now my amanuensis,” wrote her father.The Best of Brit Lit
March 26, 2010
For heaven's sake let us know, pray, pray let us know who was Lincoln's amanuensis?Diary from November 12, 1862, to October 18, 1863
Perhaps he lectured and the amanuensis took down what he said.Cyropaedia
To Louise was consigned the office of librarian; to Petrea that of amanuensis.The Home
If so, what is he but their amanuensis—the recorder of their decrees?The Story of My Life
And there had been no more attempts to write letters by way of an amanuensis.Red Pepper Burns
Grace S. Richmond
- a person employed to take dictation or to copy manuscripts
Word Origin and History for amanuensis
"one who takes dictation," 1610s, from Latin amanuensis "adjective used as a noun," from servus a manu "secretary," literally "servant from the hand," from a "from" + manu, ablative of manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)).