Variant of scribe
- a professional penman who copied manuscripts before the invention of printing
- a writer or author
- a person learned in the Jewish law who makes handwritten copies of the Torah
- a person employed by the general public to write letters, etc.
- a pointed instrument for scoring stone, brick, wood, etc. to show where it is to be cutalso scriber
Origin: Middle English from Classical Latin scriba, public writer, scribe, inch(es) LL(Ec), doctor of the Jewish law from scribere, to write from Indo-European an unverified form skeribh- from base an unverified form (s)ker-, to cut, incise from source shear
- to score (wood, bricks, etc.) with a scribe
- to mark (a line) with a scribe
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