Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

scriptorium

play
noun scrip·to·ri·um \skrip-ˈtȯr-ē-əm\

Definition of scriptorium

plural

scriptoria

play \-ē-ə\
  1. :  a copying room for scribes especially in a medieval monastery



Origin and Etymology of scriptorium

Medieval Latin, from Latin scribere


First Known Use: 1774

Rhymes with scriptorium


Learn More about scriptorium


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up scriptorium? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).