Scriptorium Definition

skrĭp-tôrē-əm
scriptoria, scriptoriums
noun
A writing room; esp., a room in a monastery for copying manuscripts, writing, and studying.
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Scriptorium

Noun

Singular:
scriptorium
Plural:
scriptoria, scriptoriums

Origin of Scriptorium

  • Medieval Latin scrīptōrium from Latin scrīptus past participle of scrībere to write skrībh- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Medieval Latin scriptōrium, from Latin scriptōrius (“pertaining to writing").

    From Wiktionary

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