[ uh-man-yoo-en-sis ]
/ əˌmæn yuˈɛn sɪs /
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noun, plural a·man·u·en·ses [uh-man-yoo-en-seez]. /əˌmæn yuˈɛn siz/.

a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another; secretary.



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Origin of amanuensis

1610–20; <Latin (servus) āmanuēnsis, equivalent to ā-a-4 + manu-, stem of manus hand + -ēnsis-ensis
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British Dictionary definitions for amanuensis

/ (əˌmænjʊˈɛnsɪs) /

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

a person employed to take dictation or to copy manuscripts

Word Origin for amanuensis

C17: from Latin āmanuensis, from the phrase servus ā manū slave at hand (that is, handwriting)
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