Other Word Forms of Scribe
Origin of Scribe
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").
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
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