Definition of Scriptorium

1. Noun. A room in a monastery that is set aside for writing or copying manuscripts.

Group relationships: Monastery
Generic synonyms: Room



Definition of Scriptorium

1. n. In an abbey or monastery, the room set apart for writing or copying manuscripts; in general, a room devoted to writing.

Definition of Scriptorium

1. Noun. A room in a monastery set aside for the copying, writing, or illuminating of manuscripts and records. ¹

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Definition of Scriptorium

1. [n -RIA]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scriptorium

scriptable
scripted
scripter
scripters
scripting
scripting language
scripting languages
scriptless
scriptlet
scriptlets
scriptlike
scriptment
scriptments
scriptoria
scriptorial
scriptorium (current term)
scriptoriums
scriptory
scripts
scriptural
scripturalism
scripturalist
scripturalists
scripturally
scripturalness
scripture
scriptures
scripturist
scriptwriter
scriptwriters

Literary usage of Scriptorium

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1. Books and Their Makers During the Middle Ages: A Study of the Conditions of by George Haven Putnam (1896)
"The Work of the scriptorium.—The words employed at the consecration of the scriptorium are evidence of the spirit in which the devout scholars approached ..."

2. Books and Their Makers During the Middle Ages: A Study of the Conditions of by George Haven Putnam (1896)
"1 The Work of the scriptorium.—The words employed at the consecration of the scriptorium are evidence of the spirit in which the devout scholars approached ..."

3. The History of Education: Educational Practice and Progress Considered as a by Ellwood Patterson Cubberley (1920)
"A MONK IN A scriptorium (From an illuminated picture in a manuscript in the ... This represents a better type of scriptorium than is usually shown. on one ..."

4. The History of Education: Educational Practice and Progress Considered as a by Ellwood Patterson Cubberley (1920)
"The scriptorium. An important part of the material equipment of many ... A MONK IN A scriptorium (From an illuminated picture in a manuscript in the Royal ..."

5. English Literature: Its History and Its Significance for the Life of the by William Joseph Long (1909)
"All literature REMAINS OF THE scriptorium OF FOUNTAINS ABBEY (Fourteenth century) is but a dream expressed, and " Robin Hood " is the dream of an ignorant ..."

6. British Monachism: Or, Manners and Customs of the Monks and Nuns of England by Thomas Dudley Fosbroke (1843)
"There was an especial benediction of the scriptorium.b Writing books as a Monastic employment is to be found in the earliest seras.c Among British Monks, ..."

7. The Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1883)
"THE scriptorium FRIAR PACIFICUS transcribing and illuminating. FRIAR PACIFICUS. IT is growing dark ! Yet one line more, And then my work for to-day is o'er. ..."

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