scriptorium


scriptorium

noun, plural scrip·to·ri·ums, scrip·to·ri·a [skrip-tawr-ee-uh, –tohr-] /skrɪpˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/.

  1. a room, as in a monastery, library, or other institution, where manuscripts are stored, read, or copied.

noun plural -riums or -ria (-rɪə)

  1. a room, esp in a monastery, set apart for the writing or copying of manuscripts

n.“writing room,” 1774, from Late Latin scriptorium “place for writing,” noun use of neuter of Latin scriptorius “pertaining to writing,” from Latin scriptus, past participle of scribere “to write” (see script (n.)).

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