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.

The written (printed) version of a stage play, movie screenplay, or radio or television broadcast, including the words to be spoken and often also technical directions.
2. An original document or manuscript.
3. Characters written by hand, especially in cursive form.
4. An system of characters used in writing.
Scripta manent, verba volant.
When words are written, they remain; when they are spoken, they fly in the air.
scriptophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An irrational dread of writing or of writing in public: When people with scriptophobia expect to be seen writing, they may experience physiological symptoms of heart palpitations, shortness of breath, trembling hands, sweating, or dizziness.

Scriptophobia page with testimonies True-personal scriptophobia testimonies.

scriptorium (s), scriptoria (pl)
1. Any place that is used for writing and for the storage of written materials.
2. A room in a monastery for the writing or copying of manuscripts.
A place for writing or for the storage of written materials.
scriptural (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to, contained in, or according to sacred writings: Scriptural books or written material are based on the Christian Bible.
2. Written or relating to writing: Scriptural books or written material have also made use of archaic expressions, or those that are old or ancient.
1. The sacred writings of the Bible.
2. A passage from the Bible.
3. Any sacred writing or book.
Having a passion for writing.
1. In former times, someone whose job involved writing or making handwritten copies of documents, books, or other texts.
2. A notary public.
3, Etymology: from Old French escrivein,; ultimately from Latin scriba.
1. To confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure.
2. In Christianity, to hear someone's confession of sins and give the person absolution.
3. To obtain absolution for (oneself) by confessing and doing penance.
4. Etymology: an early borrowing from Latin scribere, "to write".
subscribe (verb), subscribes; subscribed; subscribing
1. To sign (one’s name) at the end of a document.
2. To write one’s signature on (a document, etc.) as an indication of consent, approval, attestation, etc.
3. To agree to pay for and to receive something over a particular period of time, e.g., as periodicals, series of books, or internet resources.
4. To pledge to make regular donations to something, especially a charity, church, or organization.
5. To sign a legal document to indicate agreement or approval of its terms.
subscriber (s) (noun), subscribers (pl)
Anyone who commits himself or herself in writing and who pays money in order to receive something regularly; for example, copies of a newspaper, magazine, a service, etc.
1. A character that is printed on a level lower than the rest of the characters on a line.
2. A distinguishing character or symbol written directly beneath or next to and slightly below a letter or number.
subscription (s) (noun), subscriptions (pl)
1. An agreement to pay for and to receive something over a particular period of time, e.g., periodicals, series of books, or internet resources.
2. A promise to pay for something when it will occur, e.g., the financing of a new business or a new issue of stock.
3. The process of signing, or a signature on, a legal document; such as, an indication of approval of its terms.
1. Having inscribed or mark with writing on the surface or upper part; to write upon; to put an inscription on or over.
2. To write a name, address, or direction on the outside or cover of; to address (a letter, etc.) to a person.
3. To write one’s name at the head of a document; as opposed to subscribe.
4. To write (a letter or word) above another, or above the line of writing.
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-.