: a copying room for scribes especially in a medieval monastery
Examples of scriptorium in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebBrendan spends his days at a scriptorium, learning from a master illuminator, Brother Aidan, and gathering materials for ink in a nearby forest.
Mark O’connell, The New Yorker, 11 Dec. 2020 It was created by scribes in a scriptorium in Wales under Jackson’s artistic direction, and is the first monumental, illuminated Bible commissioned by a Benedictine monastery in the modern era.
Thomas Saccente, The Seattle Times, 13 Jan. 2018 Visual inspection suggested that this manuscript, from the Christ Church scriptorium in Canterbury and dating to about 1125 C.E. to 1150 C.E., was also made of interleaved calf, sheep, and goat.
Ann Gibbons, Science | AAAS, 25 July 2017 Until William Caxton used a printing press in 1475, English words were reproduced by scribes in scriptoria.
Anne Trubek, WIRED, 31 Jan. 2012
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