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famulus

[ fam-yuh-luhs ]
/ ˈfæm yə ləs /
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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.
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Origin of famulus

1830–40; <Latin: servant, slave; cf. family
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British Dictionary definitions for famulus

famulus
/ (ˈfæmjʊləs) /

noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(formerly) the attendant of a sorcerer or scholar

Word Origin for famulus

C19: from Latin: servant
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