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.

To write or print something such as a name or address above, outside, or on the surface of something else.

A superscript is a number, figure, or symbol that appears above the normal line of type, at the right or left of another symbol or text.

Superscripts are often used, with various meanings, in formulas, mathematical expressions, or descriptions of chemical compounds and isotopes.

Superscripts can also be used to indicate the presence of a footnote in a document. Some people even submit ordinal endings for numbers which are written as superscripts; such as, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.; instead of, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th.

Something that is written, printed, or engraved above, outside, or on the surface of something else.
The transcription of a television program with the use of videotape.
transcribe, transcribing
1. To make an exact copy of (something) in writing; to copy out from an original; to write (a copy).
2. To write out in other characters, to transliterate; to write out (a shorthand account) in ordinary “long-hand”; formerly also, to translate or render accurately in another language.
3. In music, to adapt (a composition) for a voice or instrument other than that for which it was originally written.
4. In broadcasting, to record for subsequent reproduction; to broadcast in this form.
5. To transfer information from one way of storing it on one computer to another, or from a computer to an external storage device.
1. An exact copy of something which has been written.
2. Anything copied from an original, previously written, copy.
1. A written record of something, e.g., a copy of the script of a broadcast program or a record of court proceedings.
2. An official document showing the educational work of a student in a school or college; any copy or record.
1. Something that has been transcribed.
2. A phonetic representation of speech using special symbols.
Relating to transcripts or to the transcribing of things.
A typewritten document or other text.
Verba volant, scripta manent.
Spoken words fly away, written words remain.

Also translated as: "Spoken words fly through the air, but written words endure" or "Get it down on paper."

The senior scribe is up late writing words and more words.
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Vox audita perit, littera scripta manet. (Latin)
Translation: "The spoken word perishes, but the written word remains."
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-.