Definition of famulus in English:

famulus

noun

historical
  • An assistant or servant, especially one working for a magician or scholar.

    • ‘A famulus or famula was a household servant or hand-maid, slave or free. In some ways they were considered members of the larger family.’
    • ‘Gershom Scholem has pointed out that the Golem himself functions as a Famulus (servant), a tradition arising with 15th- or 16-century Jewish folktales.’
    attendant, retainer
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Origin

Mid 19th century: from Latin, ‘servant’.

Pronunciation

famulus

/ˈfamjʊləs/