famulus

noun
fam·​u·​lus | \ ˈfam-yə-ləs How to pronounce famulus (audio) \
plural famuli\ ˈfam-​yə-​ˌlī How to pronounce famuli (audio) , -​ˌlē \

Definition of famulus

: a private secretary or attendant

First Known Use of famulus

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for famulus

German, assistant to a professor, from Latin, servant

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“Famulus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/famulus. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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