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escritoire

[es-kri-twahr] /ˌɛs krɪˈtwɑr/
noun
1.
writing desk (def 1).
Origin of escritoire
1605-1615
1605-15; < French, Middle French < Latin scrīptōrium. See scribe1, -tory2
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escritoire

/ˌɛskrɪˈtwɑː/
noun
1.
a writing desk with compartments and drawers, concealed by a hinged flap, on a chest of drawers or plain stand
Word Origin
C18: from French, from Medieval Latin scriptōrium writing room in a monastery, from Latin scrībere to write
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Word Origin and History for escritoire
n.

1706, from French écritoire (12c.), from Late Latin scriptorium (see scriptorium).

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