Word of the Week Wednesday: amanuensis


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: amanuensis.

An amanuensis is a person hired to take dictation or to copy what someone else has written.

The word always reminds me of older, writers like Poe or Hawthorne or Lovecraft.  The kind of writers you want to have a dictionary hand while reading.

It comes from the Latin phrase servus a manu meaning servant from the hand.

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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