3. a person learned in the Jewish law who makes handwritten copies of the Torah
5. a pointed instrument for scoring stone, brick, wood, etc. to show where it is to be cut
: also ˈscriber
verb transitiveWord forms: scribed or ˈscribing
6. to score (wood, bricks, etc.) with a scribe
7. to mark (a line) with a scribe
8. to work as a scribe
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Word origin of 'scribe'
ME < L scriba
, public writer, scribe, in LL(Ec), doctor of the Jewish law < scribere
, to write < IE *skeribh-
< base *(s)ker-
, to cut, incise > shear