• WordNet 3.6
    • n famulus a close attendant (as to a scholar)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n famulus A servant or assistant; especially, formerly, the private servant of a scholar; by extension, a private secretary or amanuensis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Famulus fam′ū-lus a private secretary or factotum: an attendant, esp. on a magician or scholar
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. famulus, a servant.


In literature:

The master of this school grows blind; Winckelmann becomes his famulus.
"The Renaissance" by Walter Pater
Question Schneider's famulus, the man Gregoire, him who reads 'The Sorrows of Werter.
"The Paris Sketch Book of Mr. M. A. Titmarsh" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Some fowls, picking about peacefully in the grass, skurried away at the barking of Famulus.
"The Child of Pleasure" by Gabriele D'Annunzio
Famulus dropped trembling into a chair and covered his face with his hands.
"Myths and Legends of All Nations" by Various
At one o'clock the Famulus returned with some dinner.
"St. Winifred's" by Frederic W. Farrar
Famulus dropped trembling into a chair and covered his face with his hands.
"Famous Tales of Fact and Fancy" by Various
Wagner's terrified Famulus appears.
"The Faust-Legend and Goethe's 'Faust'" by H. B. Cotterill
The famulus at the entrance, having examined their passports, brought them to the director.
"Black Forest Village Stories" by Berthold Auerbach
He falls back upon himself almost despairing, when the famulus Wagner enters.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 16" by Various
In important negociations he made use of his famulus as an interpreter.
"King Eric and the Outlaws, Vol. 1" by Bernhard Severin Ingemann
But, you see, all good spirits praise God; there in the avenue he comes himself, with his suspicious Famulus!
"The Prose Writings of Heinrich Heine" by Heinrich Heine
Item quod nullus famulus sit in curia cui plenum non deputetur officium.
"Villainage in England" by Paul Vinogradoff
Witness, Mr. Pluto of the Underground and his Famulus, the doctor.
"The Spirit of the Ghetto" by Hutchins Hapgood