scribe

1 [skrahyb]
noun
1.
a person who serves as a professional copyist, especially one who made copies of manuscripts before the invention of printing.
2.
a public clerk or writer, usually one having official status.
3.
Also called sopher, sofer. Judaism. one of the group of Palestinian scholars and teachers of Jewish law and tradition, active from the 5th century b.c. to the 1st century a.d., who transcribed, edited, and interpreted the Bible.
4.
a writer or author, especially a journalist.
verb (used without object), scribed, scribing.
5.
to act as a scribe; write.
verb (used with object), scribed, scribing.
6.
to write down.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English < Latin scrība clerk, derivative of scrībere to write

scribal, adjective
unscribal, adjective
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scribe

2 [skrahyb]
verb (used with object), scribed, scribing.
1.
to mark or score (wood or the like) with a pointed instrument as a guide to cutting or assembling.
noun

Origin:
1670–80; perhaps aphetic form of inscribe

Scribe

[skreeb]
noun
Augustin Eugène [oh-gys-tan œ-zhen] , 1791–1861, French dramatist.
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scribe (skraɪb)
 
n
1.  a person who copies documents, esp a person who made handwritten copies before the invention of printing
2.  a clerk or public copyist
3.  Old Testament a recognized scholar and teacher of the Jewish Law
4.  Judaism a man qualified to write certain documents in accordance with religious requirements
5.  an author or journalist: used humorously
6.  another name for scriber
 
vb
7.  to score a line on (a surface) with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking
 
[(in the senses: writer, etc) C14: from Latin scrība clerk, from scrībere to write; C17 (vb): perhaps from inscribe]
 
'scribal
 
adj

Scribe (French skrib)
 
n
Augustin Eugène (oɡystɛ̃ øʒɛn). 1791--1861, French author or coauthor of over 350 vaudevilles, comedies, and libretti for light opera

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scribe
late 14c., from L.L. scriba "teacher of Jewish law," used in Vulgate to render Gk. grammateus, corresponding to Heb. sopher "writer, scholar." In secular L., scriba meant "keeper of accounts, secretary" (from scribere "to write;" see script). It recovered this sense in Eng. 16c.
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Example sentences for Scribe
Each party received a copy, and one was kept by the scribe to be stored in the archives.
This is evidenced by several errors about which the scribe actually had to inquire.
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