We've toiled oal night an' caught nothin', as the scripters say.
I guess most all the churches'll listen to each other reading the scripters and praying.
The scripters, now,' sez I, 'doos say that arter death there ain't neither merryin' nor givin' in merrige.
If we read the scripters closely we observe our forefathers wuz all monopolists.
I ain't read the scripters in relations to dat young lady faw nuthin!
Now, how good it is, husband, to have your understandin' all freshened up on the scripters!
late 14c., "something written," earlier scrite (c.1300), from Old French escrit "piece of writing, written paper; credit note, IOU; deed, bond" (Modern French écrit) from Latin scriptum "a writing, book; law; line, mark," noun use of neuter past participle of scribere "to write," from PIE *skribh- "to cut, separate, sift" (cf. Greek skariphasthai "to scratch an outline, sketch," Lettish skripat "scratch, write," Old Norse hrifa "scratch"), from root *(s)ker- "cut, incise" (cf. Old English sceran "cut off, shear;" see shear (v.)) on the notion of carving marks in stone, wood, etc.
Meaning "handwriting" is recorded from 1860. Theatrical use, short for manuscript, is attested from 1884. The importance of Rome to the spread of civilization in Europe is attested by the fact that the word for "write" in Celtic and Germanic (as well as Romanic) languages derives from scribere (e.g. French écrire, Irish scriobhaim, Welsh ysgrifennu, German schreiben). The cognate Old English scrifan means "to allot, assign, decree" (see shrive; also cf. Old Norse skript "penance") and Modern English uses write (v.) to express this action.
"adapt (a work) for broadcasting or film," 1935, from script (n.). Related: Scripted; scripting.