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Definition of the noun amanuensis

What does amanuensis mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: amanuenses

  1. someone skilled in the transcription of speech (especially dictation)

Alternative definition of the noun amanuensis


  1. One employed to take dictation, or copy manuscripts
  2. A clerk, secretary or stenographer, or scribe.

Phrases with Amanuensis

  1. Eugenia Amanuensis
  2. Naquetia Amanuensis
  3. Prestonia Amanuensis
  4. Murex Triqueter Amanuensis
  5. Species Eugenia Amanuensis
  6. Species Prestonia Amanuensis
  7. Variety Murex Triqueter Amanuensis

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Google previewHistory, the Human, and the World Between (2008)

by R. Radhakrishnan

will just mention in passing that in this tale of voice and écriture, the teller is human whereas the amanuensis is a god. To bring Michel Foucault to the Mahabharatha, what is being enacted here is the perennial drama of the ...

Google previewVocabulary Word-Of-The-Day Writing Prompts (2002)

by Marcia Miller, Martin Lee

An amanuensis is a person who writes down what another person says, copies documents, or does other writing to assist someone. >V Synonyms secretary Writing Prompt April 25 is Secretary's Day. lmagine how surprised some secretaries ...

Google previewThe Making of Johnson's Dictionary 1746-1773 (1996)

by Allen Reddick

Those in the first edition portion were executed by Johnson and the same amanuensis (presumably William Macbean) who wrote on the Sneyd-Gimbel slips. Steevens's frequent annotations and changes consist mainly of textual emendations ...

Google previewAnniversary Essays on Johnson's Dictionary (2005)

by Anne McDermott

the amanuensis who copied it onto the slip may be attempting to correct this inconclusiveness. In the next example, ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Education (2015)

by Susan Wallace

amanuensis A person who scribes the dictated answers to questions from pupils or students whose independent writing skills are extremely limited through a learning ...

Google previewPocket Dictionary of Biblical Studies (2010)

Over 300 Terms Clearly & Concisely Defined by Arthur G. Patzia, Anthony J. Petrotta

amanuensis more relevant for new contexts. The danger in the allegorical method is the violence done to the text in forcing correspondences that do not naturally correspond or cohere with the text. See also typology. amanuensis allegory.

Google previewThe Stanford Dictionary of Anglicised Words and Phrases (1891)

by Charles Augustus Maude Fennell

amanuensis: one who is employed to write from dictation or to copy. 1621 such benefactors, as that noble Ambrosius was to Origen, allowinghim six orseven amanuenses to write outhis dictates: R. BvKTt)N,Anat. Mel., To Reader, p.

Google previewMercer Dictionary of the Bible (1990)

by Watson E. Mills, Roger Aubrey Bullard

The English word "amanuensis" is a transliteration of a Latin word meaning ' ' at/by hand . ' ' The term is used for one who writes for another, either from dictation or as copyist of something previously written. It was a craft ...

Google previewZondervan Illustrated Bible Dictionary (2011)

by J. D. Douglas, Merrill C. Tenney

amanuensis. uh-man ́yoo-en ́sis. This Latin term, meaning “secretary,” is used specifically of someone who takes dictation or copies a MS. Amanuenses were frequently used by writers in antiquity. PETER speaks of being assisted by SILAS in ...

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Scrabble value of A1M3A1N1U1E1N1S1I1S1

The value of this 10-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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