- enPR: ə-măn'yo͞o-ĕnʹsĭs
- Hyphenation: amanu‧en‧sis
NounAmanuensis (plural amanuenses)
- For examples of the usage of this term see the citations page.
Federal; accountant; agent; archivist; baggage agent; bookkeeper; business agent; calligrapher; chirographer; claim agent; clerk; commercial agent; commission agent; consignee; copier; copyist; customer agent; documentalist; dupe; engraver; factor; fed; federal agent; filing clerk; freight agent; functionary; general agent; implement; ink spiller; inkslinger; instrument; insurance agent; land agent; law agent; letterer; librarian; literary agent; loan agent; marker; news agent; notary; notary public; official; parliamentary agent; passenger agent; pen; pencil driver; penman; penner; press agent; prothonotary; puppet; purchasing agent; real estate agent; record clerk; recorder; recording secretary; recordist; register; registrar; sales agent; scorekeeper; scorer; scribbler; scribe; scrivener; secretary; special agent; station agent; stenographer; steward; stonecutter; theatrical agent; ticket agent; timekeeper; tool; transcriber; travel agent; walking delegate; word-slinger; writer
- The translations below need to be checked.
- 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.
āmanuēnsis (genitive āmanuēnsis); m, third declension
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.
- English: amanuensis