A person reading scripture.
For Christians, the Bible and the words of Christ are an example of scripture.
- Obs. anything written
- [S-] a Bible passage
- any sacred writing or books
- any writing regarded as authoritative and inviolable
- [S-] [often pl.] the sacred writings of the Jews, identical with the Old Testament of the Christians
- [S-] [often pl.] the Christian Bible; Old and New Testaments
Origin of scriptureMiddle English from Classical Latin scriptura, a writing, in LL(Ec), a Scripture, passage of Scripture from scriptus: see script
- a. A sacred writing or book.b. A passage from such a writing or book.
- often Scripture or Scriptures The writings collected as the Bible.
- A statement regarded as authoritative.
Origin of scriptureMiddle English from Late Latin scrīptūra from Latin act of writing from scrīptus past participle of scrībere to write ; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.
From Latin scrÄ«ptÅ«ra (“a writing, scripture"), from scrÄ«ptum, the supine of scrÄ«bÅ (“I write").