Scribe meaning

skrīb
A writer or author.
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To mark with a scriber.
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To score (wood, bricks, etc.) with a scriber.
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To mark (a line) with a scriber.
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The definition of a scribe is a person who copies manuscripts or a pointed instrument used for marking where something should be cut.

An example of a scribe is the person who would have made copies of the Bible before the invention of the printing press.

An example of scribe is what someone would use to mark a piece of wood showing where it is to be cut.

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A public clerk or secretary, especially in ancient times.
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1791-1861; Fr. dramatist & librettist.
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To work as a scribe.
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A person employed by the general public to write letters, etc.
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One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an official or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist.
  • A person who writes books or documents by hand as a profession.
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(archaic) A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the law to the people.
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A very sharp, steel drawing implement used in engraving and etching, a scriber.
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A writer, especially a journalist.
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To write.
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To write, engrave, or mark upon; to inscribe.

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To record.
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To write or draw with a scribe.
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(carpentry) To cut (anything) in such a way as to fit closely to a somewhat irregular surface, as a baseboard to a floor which is out of level, a board to the curves of a moulding, etc.; so called because the workman marks, or scribes, with the compasses the line that he afterwards cuts.
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To score or mark with compasses or a scribing iron.
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A professional copyist of manuscripts and documents.
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A writer or journalist.
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To write or inscribe.
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To work as a scribe.
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A professional penman who copied manuscripts before the invention of printing.
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A person learned in the Jewish law who makes handwritten copies of the Torah.
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Origin of scribe

  • Middle English from Old French from Late Latin scrība from Latin keeper of accounts, secretary from scrībere to write skrībh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Late Latin usage of scriba (“secretary") (used in Vulgate to render Ancient Greek γραμματεύς (grammateus, “scribe, secretary"), which had been used in its turn to render the Hebrew סופר (“writer, scholar")) from scribere (“to write, draw, draw up, draft (a paper), enlist, enroll, levy; orig. to scratch"), probably akin to scrobs (“a ditch, trench, grave").

    From Wiktionary