I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin scriba official writer, from scribere to write; akin to Greek skariphasthai to scratch an outline Date: 14th century 1. a member of a learned class in ancient Israel through New Testament times studying the Scriptures and serving as copyists, editors, teachers, and jurists 2. a. an official or public secretary or clerk b. a copier of manuscripts 3. writer; specifically journalist II. intransitive verb (scribed; scribing) Date: 1782 to work as a scribe ; write III. transitive verb (scribed; scribing) Etymology: probably short for describe Date: 1678 1. to mark a line on by cutting or scratching with a pointed instrument 2. to make by cutting or scratching IV. noun Date: 1812 scriber

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  • Scribe — Scribe, v. i. To make a mark. [1913 Webster] With the separated points of a pair of spring dividers scribe around the edge of the templet. A. M. Mayer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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