armarian

[ ahr-mair-ee-uh n ]
/ ɑrˈmɛər i ən /
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noun History/Historical.

a monk in charge of the library and scriptorium in a monastery.

Nearby words

  1. armament,
  2. armamentarium,
  3. armaments,
  4. armand,
  5. armani,
  6. armarium,
  7. armature,
  8. armature reaction,
  9. armavir,
  10. armband

Origin of armarian

1840–50; < Medieval Latin armāri(us), equivalent to armāri(a) library, orig. neuter plural, derivative of Latin armārium (see armarium) + -an

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Examples from the Web for armarian

  • Besides the duties which we have enumerated, there were others which it was the province of the armarian to fulfil.

    Bibliomania in the Middle Ages|Frederick Somner Merryweather
  • In all cases the armarian was instructed to make a short memorandum of the name of the book which he had lent or received.

    Bibliomania in the Middle Ages|Frederick Somner Merryweather