scrib-, script-, -scribe, -scription, -scriptive +

(Latin: write, record)

Writing has not always been available to the "common person". It was restricted only to the few who were educated especially for that purpose either as scribes or monks who dedicated their lives to this vocation. You can learn more about the ancient Egyptian scribes in this unit.

adscript
Rarely, but sometimes this word is used in place of ascribe and subscribe.
antescript
A passage; such as, a note affixed to a letter which is written before or above; as opposed to postscript.
ascribable (adjective)
Capable of being ascribed or a reference to a supposed cause, source, or author.
ascribe
1. To write into; to add to a writing, register, list, etc.
2. To annex or to add in writing; to subscribe.
3. To refer to a supposed cause, source, or author; assign (transfer to someone else in writing); attribute (naturally belonging to a thing or person).
ascript
Held to service as attached to the soil; said of feudal serfs.
ascription
1. A statement that assigns, or attributes, something to someone or something else.
2. The social status derived from the circumstances into which someone is born.
3. The act of imputing or affirming to belong.
ascriptitious
1. Appended to a list, additional.
2. Merely ascribed or attributed to
bescribble
To write in a scrawling hand; to scribble, to scribble on.
circumscribe
1. To draw a line around; to encompass with (or as with) a bounding line, to form the boundary of, to bound.
2. To mark out or lay down the limits of; to enclose within limits, limit, bound, confine (usually figuratively); especially, to confine within narrow limits, to restrict the free or extended action of, to hem in, to restrain, to abridge.
circumscribed
Confined within bounds; restricted to a confined space, as an anatomic part.
circumscriber
Someone who, or that which, circumscribes.
circumscript
1. Limited or confined.
2. Enclosed or encompassed.
circumscription
1. A boundary or outline; a limitation or restriction.
2. An inscription around a coin, medal, etc.
circumscriptus
1. Subject to limits or subjected to limits.
2. Showing or determining a boundary.
conscribe
To enroll, levy (an army); to enlist (a soldier).
Ancient hieroscribe symbol There is a special presentation about the history of the ancient scribes at this "Professional-Egyptian scribe story", Part 1.

Related "writing" units: glypto-; gram-; graph-.