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

(Latin: write, record)

Writing has not always been available for the "common person" to utilize. In the past 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 by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.

1. An act of rewriting something.
2. A formal reply by the pope or some other high dignitary of the Roman Catholic Church on matters of doctrine or discipline.
3. A formal reply by an ancient Roman or Holy Roman emperor on a point of law.
A letter by which the maker requests some one to pay a certain sum of money, or to account for him to a third person for it.
Something which can be written again.
1. A reference to something that has been rewritten.
2. Regarding a formal decree or edict.
3. Relating to a response from the pope or another ecclesiastical superior to a question regarding discipline or doctrine.
scribacious (adjective), more scribacious, most scribacious
Prone to excessive writing and in great quantities: Jane wanted to become an author, so she had lots of paper and pencils and turned out to be a scripacious writer of love stories that she produced very day!
1. Pertaining to, or characteristic of, a scribe or copyist, or his work.
2. Relating to writers or the act of writing.
3. Of or pertaining to the Jewish scribes.
scribble, scribbling
1. Something hastily or carelessly written; especially, a derogatory term for a letter (usually one’s own); a worthless or trivial composition.
2. Hurried or negligent and irregular writing; an example of this. Also, a number of irregular and unmeaning marks made with pen or pencil.
3. To write something hastily or carelessly, either as to handwriting or composition; to produce abundance of worthless writing.
4. To make random or irregular lines resembling careless writing.
scribbleomania, scribblemania
1. A craze or mania for scribbling.
2. A craze or abnormal desire for writing often and quickly.
1. Someone who scribbles or writes hastily or carelessly; hence, “a petty author; a writer without worth”.
2. A writer whose handwriting is careless and hard to read.
Egyptian scribe symbol.

1. An ancient highly respected and important Egyptian profession.
2. Someone who copies or writes out documents, especially someone who copied manuscripts in medieval times.
3. A general designation for any public official (whether of high or low rank) concerned with writing or the keeping of accounts; a secretary, clerk.
4. A copyist, transcriber of manuscripts; now especially, the writer of a particular MS (manuscript) copy of a classical or medieval work.
5. Someone (more or less) skilled in penmanship.
1. An obsessive zeal for writing quickly and very often.
2. Sometimes in its more psychotic condition, it refers to writing a long succession of unconnected words.
3. Pressured writing or a compulsive need to write, often without regard to the worth of what is being written; graphomania.
scribophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. A pathological fear of writing; graphophobia: Susan was poor in penmanship in school and misspelled so many words that she developed a case of scribophobia.
2. A dread of writing in the presence of others: Because Sally got very nervous when she had to write on the board at school in front of the other students and her teacher, she acquired a severe case of scribophobia after a few months.
1. Paper currency issued for temporary emergency use, e.g., by an occupying military force.
2. A list, receipt, or other short piece of writing.
Someone who collects share and bond certificates.
The hobby of collecting share and bond certificates, especially those of historical interest.
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-.