famulus

[fam-yuh-luh s]
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noun, plural fam·u·li [fam-yuh-lahy] /ˈfæm yəˌlaɪ/.

a servant or attendant, especially of a scholar or a magician.

Nearby words

  1. famished,
  2. famotidine,
  3. famous,
  4. famous last words,
  5. famously,
  6. fan,
  7. fan base,
  8. fan belt,
  9. fan club,
  10. fan dance

Origin of famulus

1830–40; < Latin: servant, slave; cf. family

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British Dictionary definitions for famulus

famulus

noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)

(formerly) the attendant of a sorcerer or scholar

Word Origin for famulus

C19: from Latin: servant

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