[ skrip-tawr-ee-uhm, -tohr- ]
/ skrɪpˈtɔr i əm, -ˈtoʊr- /
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noun, plural scrip·to·ri·ums, scrip·to·ri·a [skrip-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-]. /skrɪpˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/.
a room, as in a monastery, library, or other institution, where manuscripts are stored, read, or copied.
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How to use scriptorium in a sentence
Mention also is made elsewhere in dealing with monastic art of the usages of the scriptoria.Illuminated Manuscripts|John W. Bradley
The scriptoria were manufactories of books and not centres of learning.
These two scriptoria were, at a later date, to become the nursery of English illumination.Illumination and its Development in the Present Day|Sidney Farnsworth
The scriptoria of the monasteries were the places where the transcribing and illuminating of MSS.From Chaucer to Tennyson|Henry A. Beers
For much curious information about scriptoria and monastic libraries, see Maitlands Dark Ages, quoted above.Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages|Edward Lewes Cutts
British Dictionary definitions for scriptorium
/ (skrɪpˈtɔːrɪəm) /
noun plural -riums or -ria (-rɪə)
a room, esp in a monastery, set apart for the writing or copying of manuscripts
Word Origin for scriptorium
from Medieval Latin
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