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scribe

noun \ ˈskrīb \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of scribe

1 :a member of a learned class in ancient Israel through New Testament times studying the Scriptures and serving as copyists, editors, teachers, and jurists
2 a :an official or public secretary or clerk
b :a copier of manuscripts
3 :writer; specifically :journalist

Origin and Etymology of scribe

Middle English, from Latin scriba official writer, from scribere to write; akin to Greek skariphasthai to scratch an outline


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scribe

verb

Definition of scribe

scribed; scribing
intransitive verb
:to work as a scribe :write

First Known Use of scribe

1782


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scribe

verb

Definition of scribe

scribed; scribing
transitive verb
1 :to mark a line on by cutting or scratching with a pointed instrument
2 :to make by cutting or scratching

Origin and Etymology of scribe

probably short for describe

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scribe

noun

Definition of scribe

First Known Use of scribe

1812

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Scribe

biographical name \ ˈskrēb \

Definition of Scribe

(Augustin-) Eugène 1791–1861 French dramatist

SCRIBE Defined for Kids

scribe

noun \ ˈskrīb \

Definition of scribe for Students

:a person who copies writing (as in a book)


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