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Meaning of "scriptorium" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SCRIPTORIUM

From Medieval Latin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SCRIPTORIUM

scriptorium  [skrɪpˈtɔːrɪəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCRIPTORIUM

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Scriptorium is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SCRIPTORIUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

scriptorium

Scriptorium

Scriptorium, literally "a place for writing", is commonly used to refer to a room in medieval European monasteries devoted to the writing, copying and illuminating of manuscripts by monastic scribes. Written accounts, surviving buildings, and archaeological excavations all show, however, that contrary to popular belief such rooms rarely existed: most monastic writing was done in cubicle-like recesses in the cloister, or in the monks' own cells. References in modern scholarly writings to 'scriptoria' more usually refer to the collective written output of a monastery, rather than to a physical room. A scriptorium was a necessary adjunct to a library; wherever there was a library it can ordinarily be assumed that there was a scriptorium. Scriptoria in the conventional sense of a room set aside for the purpose probably only existed for limited periods of time, when an institution or individual wanted a large number of texts copied to stock a library; once the library was stocked, there was no further need for a designated room.

Definition of scriptorium in the English dictionary

The definition of scriptorium in the dictionary is a room, esp in a monastery, set apart for the writing or copying of manuscripts.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCRIPTORIUM


auditorium
ˌɔːdɪˈtɔːrɪəm
cafetorium
ˌkæfəˈtɔːrɪəm
castoreum
kɑːˈstɔːrɪəm
conservatorium
kənˌsɜːvəˈtɔːrɪəm
crematorium
ˌkrɛməˈtɔːrɪəm
eupatorium
ˌjuːpəˈtɔːrɪəm
haustorium
hɔːˈstɔːrɪəm
inclinatorium
ˌɪnklɪnəˈtɔːrɪəm
inhalatorium
ɪnˌheɪləˈtɔːrɪəm
moratorium
ˌmɒrəˈtɔːrɪəm
motorium
məʊˈtɔːrɪəm
muscatorium
ˌmʌskəˈtɔːrɪəm
natatorium
ˌneɪtəˈtɔːrɪəm
praetorium
priːˈtɔːrɪəm
sanatorium
ˌsænəˈtɔːrɪəm
sanitorium
ˌsænɪˈtɔːrɪəm
succinctorium
ˌsʌksɪŋkˈtɔːrɪəm
sudatorium
ˌsjuːdəˈtɔːrɪəm
tentorium
tenˈtɔːrɪəm
vomitorium
ˌvɒmɪˈtɔːrɪəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCRIPTORIUM

scripophilist
scripophily
scrippage
script
script kiddie
scripted
scripter
scriptoria
scriptorial
scriptory
scriptural
scripturalism
scripturalist
scripturally
scripture
Scriptures
scripturism
scripturist
scriptwriter
scriptwriting

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCRIPTORIUM

anticlinorium
appressorium
aquarium
archesporium
aspersorium
ciborium
cladosporium
corium
emporium
exosporium
livermorium
lubritorium
mesothorium
ostensorium
pastorium
radiothorium
sensorium
suspensorium
synclinorium
thorium
triforium

Synonyms and antonyms of scriptorium in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «scriptorium» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCRIPTORIUM

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The translations of scriptorium from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «scriptorium» in English.

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写字间
1,325 millions of speakers

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scriptorium
570 millions of speakers

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scriptorium
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scriptorium
380 millions of speakers
ar

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scriptorium
280 millions of speakers

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переписки рукописей
278 millions of speakers

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scriptorium
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scriptorium
260 millions of speakers

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scriptorium
220 millions of speakers

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Skrip
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Translator English - German

Schreibstube
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

写字室
130 millions of speakers

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scriptorium
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Scriptorium
85 millions of speakers
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scriptorium
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துறவி மடத்தில், கையெழுத்துப்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पॅटोरियम
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

manastır yazıhanesi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

scriptorium
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Scriptorium
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

переписки рукописів
40 millions of speakers

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scriptorium
30 millions of speakers
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scriptorium
15 millions of speakers
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scriptorium
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

scriptorium
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

scriptorium
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of scriptorium

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCRIPTORIUM»

The term «scriptorium» is regularly used and occupies the 96.776 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCRIPTORIUM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about scriptorium

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCRIPTORIUM»

Discover the use of scriptorium in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to scriptorium and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Scriptorium: They Wrote the Book of Kells
Scriptorium is Aedan, Osla, and their brethren's story of courage, where pure hearts triumph over barbaric evils. Little did they know their work would become Ireland's finest national treasure: The Book of Kells.
Ivan D. Alexander, 2008
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Travels in the Scriptorium
What does Anna represent from his past - and will he have enough time to ever make sense of the clues that arise? After the huge success of The Brooklyn Follies, Travels in the Scriptorium sees Auster return to more metaphysical territory.
Paul Auster, 2010
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The Scriptorium and Library at Monte Cassino, 1058-1105
In all the history of hand-written books, one of the most distinctive and handsome scripts is that of the abbey of Monte Cassino.
Francis Newton, 1999
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The Scriptorium of Margam Abbey and the Scribes of Early ...
Evidence for the way in which a great barony organised and executed its affairs; the plates illustrate the evolution of secretarial hands in the twelfth/thirteenth century.
Robert B. Patterson, 2002
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Gardner's Art through the Ages: The Western Perspective
11-11) to the illustrated Commentary presents the earliest known depiction of a medieval scriptorium. Because the artist provided a composite of exterior and interior views of the building, it is especially informative. At the left is a great bell ...
Fred Kleiner, 2009
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Encyclopedia of Monasticism: A-L
In the case of monastic archives, we can assume that a similar pattern was followed, with an addition that was to have far- reaching effects: the scriptorium, or writing place: The scriptorium was under the care of the precentor or else of one of ...
William M. Johnston, 2000
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Women in Frankish Society: Marriage and the Cloister, 500 to 900
32. See below, notes 33 and 37. 33. B. Bischoff, "Die kolner Nonnenhandschriften." M. Boutemy attributed these manuscripts to the scriptorium of Saint Amand. "Le scriptorium et la bibliotheque de Saint-Amand," Scriptorium, i (1946-47), 7. 34.
Suzanne Fonay Wemple, 1981
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Their Hands Before Our Eyes: A Closer Look at Scribes : the ...
61 By contrast with other Orders Carthusian monks (who lived a more eremitical life) copied books in the cells they lived in.62 A room described as a 'scriptorium' was extremely rare. In the ninth-century plan of an ideal monastery preserved at ...
Malcolm Beckwith Parkes, 2008
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The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Ronny Reich has demonstrated that the benches from 130 are too narrow to have served as dining couches; "A Note on the Function of Room 30 (the ' Scriptorium') at Khirbet Qumran," Journal of Jewish Studies 46 (1995): 157-60.
Jodi Magness, 2003
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The Culture and Commerce of Texts: Scribal Publication in ...
The impact of the court group shows clearly in the miscellanies, especially those of the 'Cameron' scriptorium. Dorset remained one of the star authors, represented in the anthologies by the immense 'Faithful catalogue' of 1688 and a  ...
Harold Love, 1998

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCRIPTORIUM»

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Finale Ligure, proseguono gli appuntamenti con "Un'estate al museo "
... 12.00 e dalle 16.30 alle 18.00 il Museo Archeologico del Finale presenta una giornata alla scoperta del lavoro dell'amanuense: “Lo scriptorium medievale. «SavonaNews.it, Jul 15»
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Scriptorium registration
The event will be Oct. 9 and 10 at Maranatha Fellowship, 508 W. 24th Ave. in Bellevue. People of all ages, including individuals, couples, families and groups, ... «Omaha World-Herald, Jul 15»
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Scriptorium event offers new way to understand the Bible
This fall Bellevue will be the host site of the Omaha area's first Scriptorium, an event where memorized Bible verses are presented by individuals. “It's the first ... «Omaha World-Herald, Jul 15»
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Event offers new way to understand the Bible
Thanks to the efforts of a Gretna couple, this fall the Omaha area will host its first Scriptorium, an event where memorized Bible verses are presented by ... «Omaha World-Herald, Jul 15»
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O&O: Scriptorium gaat nog drie jaar door
Het Scriptorium blijft de komende drie jaar nog bestaan. Het College van Bestuur kan goed leven met het initiatiefvoorstel dat de studentenfracties Front en SAM ... «Independent Website Tilburg University, Jun 15»
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Scriptorium, il nostro hackathon a Pompeii (e perché vogliamo beni …
Faccio il direttore scientifico di un progetto chiamato OpenPompei, che promuove la cultura della trasparenza, degli open data e dell'hacking civico. La Pompei ... «CheFuturo!, May 15»
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Pristine 9th century gospel, oldest of its kind in private hands, to be …
Originally created at a scriptorium more than 1,000 years ago, the manuscript was given as a gift to Queen Theutberga of Lorraine around 825 – 850 AD. Wife of ... «Telegraph.co.uk, May 15»
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Robert Earl Keen: Inside REK's inner sanctum, the "Scriptorium"
Keen steps outside the Scriptorium and streams a wad of Copenhagen into the fire pit. His thick graying hair sprawls out from beneath his hat, and he squints ... «Austin Chronicle, Jan 15»
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Athenaeum greets summer with garden of 1000 flowers
Athenaeum Executive Director Erika Torri and artist Robert Kushner in front of his exhibit, 'Robert Kushner's Scriptorium: Devout Exercises of the Heart.' Maurice ... «La Jolla Light, Jun 12»
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A Digital Scriptorium on Mt Sinai
The Egypt Independent has a fascinating account of the process underway now to digitize the first-millennium manuscripts housed at St. Catherine's Monastery ... «Acton Institute, May 12»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Scriptorium [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/scriptorium>. Dec 2019 ».
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