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English

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] amanuensis, from ab + manus (hand).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: ə-măn'yo͞o-ĕnʹsĭs
  • Hyphenation: amanu•en•sis

Noun

Singular
amanuensis

Plural
amanuenses

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

Translations

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References

  • Gamble, Harry Y. “Amanuensis.” Anchor Bible Dictionary. Vol. 1. Ed. David Noel Freedman. New York: Doubleday, 1992.
  • Longenecker, Richard N. “Ancient Amanuenses and the Pauline Epistles.” New Dimensions in New Testament Study. Eds. Richard N. Longenecker and Merrill C. Tenney. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1974. 281-97. idem, “On the Form, Function, and Authority of the New Testament Letters.” Scripture and Truth. Eds. D.A. Carson and John D. Woodbridge. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1983. 101-14.

Latin

Etymology

From ab + manus (hand).

Noun

āmanuēnsis (genitive āmanuēnsis); m, third declension

  1. secretary, clerk

Usage notes

Originally used for a slave at his master's personal service 'within hand reach', performing any command. Later, it was specifically applied to intimately trusted servants (also many freedmen) acting as a personal secretary.

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative āmanuēnsis āmanuēnsēs
genitive āmanuēnsis āmanuēnsium
dative āmanuēnsī āmanuēnsibus
accusative āmanuēnsem āmanuēnsēs 1
ablative āmanuēnse āmanuēnsibus
vocative āmanuēnsis āmanuēnsēs
1 May also be amanuensīs.
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