a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another; secretary.
“Dora you will perceive is now my amanuensis,” wrote her father.
The Best of Brit Lit Peter Stothard March 25, 2010
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 Nicholas Wapshott July 29, 2012
They appointed me clerk of that Committee on Conchology and then allowed me no amanuensis to play billiards with.
Sketches New and Old, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
To Louise was consigned the office of librarian; to Petrea that of amanuensis.
The Home Fredrika Bremer
The person who had succeeded him, in the capacity of that lady’s amanuensis, had been evidently capable of giving sound advice.
Heart and Science Wilkie Collins
The letters w and v are used indiscriminately by Knox’s amanuensis.
The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6) John Knox
The amanuensis sits opposite to me writing to her offspring.
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) Robert Louis Stevenson
They exchanged experiences—he his desire to have an amanuensis, and she hers, to be one.
The Essays of “George Eliot” George Eliot
His sister, except in the instance of Colombe, was Browning’s amanuensis.
Robert Browning Edward Dowden
This clause, omitted by Knox’s amanuensis, is not contained in Vautr.
The Works of John Knox, Volume 2 (of 6) John Knox
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
a person employed to take dictation or to copy manuscripts
“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.)).
- Amanullah khan
noun 1892–1960, emir (1919–26) and king (1926–29) of Afghanistan; he obtained Afghan independence from Britain (1919)
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a federal territory in N Brazil. 51,177 sq. mi. (132,550 sq. km). Capital: Macapá. noun a state of N Brazil, on the Amazon delta. Capital: Macapá. Pop: 516 511 (2002). Area: 143 716 sq km (55 489 sq miles)
an imaginary, undying flower. any plant of the genus Amaranthus, some species of which are cultivated as food and some for their showy flower clusters or foliage. Compare . Chemistry. a purplish-red, water-soluble powder, C 20 H 11 N 2 O 10 Na 3 , an azo dye used chiefly to color pharmaceuticals, food, and […]