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scriptorium Explained

scriptorium at English irregular forms Of Explained:

(pl) scriptoria

Scriptorium at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Scriptorium \Scrip*to"ri*um\, n.; pl. {Scriptoria}. [LL. See
In an abbey or monastery, the room set apart for writing or
copying manuscripts; in general, a room devoted to writing.

Writing rooms, or scriptoria, where the chief works of
Latin literature . . . were copied and illuminated.
--J. R. Green.

scriptorium at English (WD) Of Explained:

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From Inter: etyl » ML. Inter: term » scriptorium|scriptōrium|lang=la, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » scriptorius|scriptōrius|pertaining to writing|lang=la.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /skɹɪpˈtoː.ɹi.əm/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /skɹɪpˈtoɹ.i.əm/


    Inter: en-noun » scriptoria|pl2=scriptoriums

  • Inter: countabl » e A room set aside for the copying, writing, or illuminating of manuscripts and records, especially such a room in a monastery.
    1. 1907, G. Roger Huddleston, "Scriptorium" in The Catholic Encyclopedia, volume 13
    2. : The rules of the scriptorium varied in different monasteries, but artificial light was forbidden for fear of injury to the manuscripts, and silence was always enforced.
    3. 2008, James Ronald Royse, Scribal Habits in Early Greek New Testament Papyri, chapter 7, page 499
    4. : Nevertheless, Aland criticized Martin's suggestion that the codex was the product of the scriptorium attached to a monastery,536 on the grounds that there is no evidence for the existence of monasteries in the year 200, or for the existence of scriptoria at all connected with the Church at that early date.
    5. 2009, Fred S. Kleiner, Gardners Art Through the Ages: The Western Perspective'', 13th edition, volume 1, page 289
    6. : Among the earliest Hiberno-Saxon illuminated manuscripts is the Book of Durrow, a Gospel book that may have been written and decorated in the monastic scriptorium at Iona, although its provenance is not documented.

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    Inter: trans-top » room set aside for the copying, writing, or illuminating of manuscripts
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|escriptori|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|scriptorium|n, Inter: t- » nl|schrijfvertrek|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kirjoitushuone, Inter: t- » fi|scriptorium
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|scriptorium

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Skriptorium|n
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|писарница|f|tr=pisárnica|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » mk|скрипториум|m|tr=skriptórium|sc=Cyrl
    • Russian: Inter: t- » ru|скрипторий|sc=Cyrl
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|skriptorium

    Inter: trans-botto » m
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    Same as of English (above).


    Inter: fr-noun » m|pl=scriptoria
  • A scriptorium.

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    Translation: el » scriptorium
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    Translation: ko » scriptorium
    Translation: ru » scriptorium
    Translation: sv » scriptorium
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    Translation: vi » scriptorium