from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A private secretary or other close attendant.
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- n. a close attendant
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A servant or assistant; especially, formerly, the private servant of a scholar; by extension, a private secretary or amanuensis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a close attendant (as to a scholar)
German, from Latin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin famulus. (Wiktionary)