scriv·​en | \ ˈskrivən \
scrivened; scrivened; scrivening\ -​v(ə)niŋ \; scrivens

Definition of scriven

: to put in writing : write this is the thesis scrivened in delight— Wallace Stevens

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back-formation from scrivener

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“Scriven.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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