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a·man·u·en·sis

 (ə-măn′yo͞o-ĕn′sĭs)
n. pl. a·man·u·en·ses (-sēz)
One who is employed to take dictation or to copy manuscript.

[Latin āmanuēnsis, from the phrase (servus) ā manū, (slave) at handwriting : ā, ab, by; see ab-1 + manū, ablative of manus, hand; see man- in Indo-European roots.]

amanuensis

(əˌmænjʊˈɛnsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
a person employed to take dictation or to copy manuscripts
[C17: from Latin āmanuensis, from the phrase servus ā manū slave at hand (that is, handwriting)]

a•man•u•en•sis

(əˌmæn yuˈɛn sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-sēz).
a person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another; secretary.
[1610–20; < Latin (servus) āmanuēnsis=ā- a-4 + manu-, s. of manus hand + -ēnsis -ensis]

amanuensis

- Literally "slave at hand"—for a literary assistant, especially one who takes dictation or copies manuscripts.
See also related terms for slave.

amanuensis

Formal. 1. asecretary.
2. a scribe or copyist.
See also: Occupations
Formal. 1. a secretary.
2. a scribe or copyist.
See also: Aid
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amanuensis - someone skilled in the transcription of speech (especially dictation)amanuensis - someone skilled in the transcription of speech (especially dictation)
secretarial assistant, secretary - an assistant who handles correspondence and clerical work for a boss or an organization
Translations

amanuensis

[əˌmænjʊˈensɪs] N (amanuenses (pl)) [əˌmænjuˈensiːz]amanuense mf

amanuensis

n pl <amanuenses> → Sekretär(in) m(f); (Hist) → Amanuensis m

amanuensis

[əˌmænjʊˈɛnsɪs] n (amanuenses (pl)) [əˌmænjʊˈɛnsiːz] (frm) → amanuense m
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Cabe destacar que Dumas llego a liderar un ejercito de amanuenses. Les daba pequenos apuntes y los llevaba por los derroteros que preferia; le gustaban las acciones donde habia peleas y grandes aventuras.
Hay algo sospechoso en libros como Entre un caos de ruinas apenas visibles, de Guillermo Espinosa Estrada (Puebla, 1978), pues es casi imposible no rendirse ante quien exalta una escritura a la caza de la gratitud de los lectores, aquellos a los que desde los anos ochenta del siglo pasado, con la popularidad de Magris y Calasso, a su vez amanuenses de Borges como lo hemos querido ser casi todos, fascina el ensayo en contubernio con cierta ficcion.
His interlocutors act as his amanuenses: for example, transcribing the tale of KGB spy Rudolf Abel, who was apprehended in 1957 after he mistakenly gave his paper boy a hollow nickel containing microfilm of a coded message (part of Wakeman's narration in Hollow Coin), and the surprising history of the avian agents used for military communication and surveillance during World War II (a narrative strand that unfolds during War Pigeon).
The practice underscores the regularity with which scribes or amanuenses signed alba in the name of their patrons.
These texts and their amanuenses continue to play a significant role in South African religion.
Sin medios capaces de escrutar al poder en lugar de volverse sus amanuenses. Sin una cultura de la denuncia ciudadana que genere respuestas institucionales en vez de represalias, inaccion o silencio.
La busqueda del mejor dispositivo para perpetuar el saber origina una periodica disputa entre innovacion y arcaismo, dice Camilo Ayala Ochoa al resumir la aventura editorial desde los copistas de la antiguedad a la era digital, en su Presentacion a Elogio de los amanuenses de Johannes Trithemius, primera version en espanol del latinista Baruch Martinez Zepeda, publicado en la coleccion de culto Pequenos Grandes Ensayos (DGPFE/UNAM).
Ahora toma pie de la Biblia para seguir las trazas de los fondos de la biblioteca de San Victor y su notable contribucion a la cultura de los tiempos medios: scriptoria; amanuenses, tipos de letra, ilustraciones y coloraciones; primeros propietarios y posteriores; donaciones; encuadernaciones y guardas, a veces tan interesantes; glosas anadidas, exlibris, indices posteriores, etc.
Likewise, the research featured in Speaking Lives, Authoring Texts allows one of the few black (and Native American) amanuenses, Dr.
Some have lost all relevance, such as Enoch Powell's decree that an 'Englishman owns up, pays up and shuts up'; but one that stays with me came from Lord Adrian who said, 'Don't expect to save the world, all your aim can be is to leave things better than when you found them.' Those early children's officers did precisely that and like Pevsner's amanuenses 'helped as long as they lived'.
--, The Amanuenses Have Appropriated the Text: Interpreting a Nahuatl Song of Santiago", en Brian Swan (editor), On the Translation of Native American Literatures, Washington, Smithsonian Institute Press, 1992, p.
En la historia, recordamos a los amanuenses de la Edad Media, que no solo copiaban, sino que ilustraban bellamente los textos, y en Mexico, a los traductores indigenas educados en castellano, latin y nahuatl--llamados <<indios trilingues>>--y a los tlacuilos, gracias a quienes la historia del Mexico antiguo no se perdio del todo.