escritoire

[ es-kri-twahr ]
/ ˌɛs krɪˈtwɑr /

noun

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Origin of escritoire

1605–15; < French, Middle French < Latin scrīptōrium. See scribe1, -tory2
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escritoire

/ (ˌɛskrɪˈtwɑː) /

noun

a writing desk with compartments and drawers, concealed by a hinged flap, on a chest of drawers or plain stand

Word Origin for escritoire

C18: from French, from Medieval Latin scriptōrium writing room in a monastery, from Latin scrībere to write
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