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.
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.
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.
2. Relating to writers or the act of writing.
3. Of or pertaining to the Jewish scribes.
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.
2. A craze or abnormal desire for writing often and quickly.
2. A writer whose handwriting is careless and hard to read.
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.
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.
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.
2. A list, receipt, or other short piece of writing.