I was looking for the word “amanuensis” today and I couldn’t actually remember how to spell it. I knew it had anuensis in it and there was an m, but I couldn’t put those together in a way that Google would tell me how to spell it. So I looked it up on TCE, because I was sure I had written it down here. I hadn’t.
So now I am going to write it here, so that next time I need it, I can find it. (And hopefully I will never need it again because I will have actually committed it to memory this time.)
Meaning: one who is employed to copy a manuscript or take dictation
Kind of like a scribe, but doesn’t necessarily know how to read and write. (This was relevant for the paper I was trying to write notes on, for which I needed the word.)