scribal

adjective
scrib·​al | \ ˈskrī-bəl How to pronounce scribal (audio) \

Definition of scribal

: of, relating to, or due to a scribe

Examples of scribal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a scribal culture, maintaining some measure of control over ideas and their dissemination was straightforward. Cullen Murphy, The Atlantic, 10 Dec. 2019 This involved faithfully copying the Middle English text from the medieval manuscript, then editing that text for a modern reader, such as adding modern punctuation and correcting scribal errors. Erin Connelly, Smithsonian, 19 Apr. 2017 This involved faithfully copying the Middle English text from the medieval manuscript, then editing that text for a modern reader, such as adding modern punctuation and correcting scribal errors. Erin Connelly, Smithsonian, 19 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of scribal

1693, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Scribal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scribal. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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