a writing room; esp., a room in a monastery for copying manuscripts, writing, and studying
Origin of scriptoriumMedieval Latin from Classical Latin scriptus: see script
nounpl. scrip·to·ri·ums, or scrip·to·ri·a
A room in a monastery set aside for the copying, writing, or illuminating of manuscripts and records.
Origin of scriptoriumMedieval Latin scrīptōrium from Latin scrīptus past participle of scrībere to write ; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.
(plural scriptoria or scriptoriums)
From Medieval Latin scriptÅrium, from Latin scriptÅrius (“pertaining to writing").