Scriptorium meaning

skrĭp-tôrē-əm
(countable) A room set aside for the copying, writing, or illuminating of manuscripts and records, especially such a room in a monastery.
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A room in a monastery set aside for the copying, writing, or illuminating of manuscripts and records.
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A writing room; esp., a room in a monastery for copying manuscripts, writing, and studying.
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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