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n. pl. fam·u·li (-lī′)
A private secretary or other close attendant.

[German, from Latin.]


n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Alternative Belief Systems) (formerly) the attendant of a sorcerer or scholar
[C19: from Latin: servant]


(ˈfæm yə ləs)

n., pl. -li (-ˌlaɪ)
a private secretary or attendant.
[1830–40; < Latin: servant, slave; compare family]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.famulus - a close attendant (as to a scholar)
attendant, attender, tender - someone who waits on or tends to or attends to the needs of another


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Recordemos que, etimologicamente, el vocablo familia viene de famulus, <<servidor>>, con una connotacion economica que indicaba, en Roma, la cantidad de famuli, esclavos vinculados a la casa principal y, mas adelante, todos los que viven bajo el mismo techo y bajo la autoridad del pater familias y, por lo tanto, ligados a el.
Here are his words: "I just want to emphasize that I have my practical training acquired in this Hospital, where I had the privilege to work as a famulus during World War I, with the founders of modern medicine in Croatia, Wickerhauser, Cackovic, Gutschy, Markovic, Hiihn, and in particular Dr Masek, my first teacher in otorhinolaryngology, who was a true noble man, an example of devotedness and loyalty to his vocation and initiator of three specialized professions in our country, i.
FAMULUS A Attendant to a magician B Basket for sowing corn C Ancient lighthouse or beacon who am I?
In 1973 Kuka Robotics built its first robot, known as Famulus, also one of the first articulated robots to have six electromechanically driven axes.
Tatum brings his usual muscular charm, Redmayne sports an unfortunate bad–guy voice, while Gugu Mbatha–Raw (from Belle), who plays half–human, half–deer Famulus , gets the 'worst prosthetic alien ears' award.
Some of the cast members of the movie include Eddie Redmayne as Balem, Sean Bean as Stinger, Douglas Booth as Titus and Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Famulus.
Among the most frequently quoted essays on this topic are two chapters that appear in Famulus Christi: Essays in Commemoration of the Thirteenth Centenary of the Birth of the Venerable Bede, ed.
Interestingly, the word famulus in Latin means "slave"--a reminder that the successful raising of families requires constant servitude of parents to nurture the growth and development of their children.
TO: Fidelis revera famulus et minister Christi Franciscus, biennio antequam spiritum redderet caelo, cum in loco excelso seorsum, qui Mons Alvernae dicitur, quadragenarium ad honorem Archangeli Michaelis ieiunium inchoasset, supernae contemplationis dulcedine abundantius solito superfusus ac caelestium desideriorum ardentiore flamma succensus, supernarum coepit immissionum cumulatius dona sentire.