from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A room in a monastery set aside for the copying, writing, or illuminating of manuscripts and records.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A room set aside for the copying, writing, or illuminating of manuscripts and records, especially such a room in a monastery.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. In an abbey or monastery, the room set apart for writing or copying manuscripts; in general, a room devoted to writing.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A writing-room; specifically, the room set apart in a monastery or an abbey for the writing or copying of manuscripts.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a room in a monastery that is set aside for writing or copying manuscripts
Medieval Latin scrīptōrium, from Latin scrīptus, past participle of scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Medieval Latin scriptōrium, from Latin scriptōrius ("pertaining to writing"). (Wiktionary)