scriptoria

scriptorium

[skrip-tawr-ee-uhm, -tohr-]
noun, plural scriptoriums, scriptoria [skrip-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] .
a room, as in a monastery, library, or other institution, where manuscripts are stored, read, or copied.

Origin:
1765–75; < Medieval Latin scrīptōrium; see script, -tory2

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scriptorium (skrɪpˈtɔːrɪəm)
 
n , pl -riums, -ria
a room, esp in a monastery, set apart for the writing or copying of manuscripts
 
[from Medieval Latin]

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