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scriptorium

[ 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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Origin of scriptorium

1765–75; <Medieval Latin scrīptōrium;see script, -tory2
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British Dictionary definitions for scriptorium

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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