Word of the Week

This week, thanks to Merriam-Webster, our Word of the Week is:

 
 

scribe

 noun (1)

\ ˈskrīb  \

Definition of scribe

 (Entry 1 of 5)

1a member of a learned class in ancient Israel through New Testament times studying the Scriptures and serving as copyists, editors, teachers, and jurists
2aan official or public secretary or clerk
ba copier of manuscripts
3WRITERspecifically JOURNALIST

scribe

 verb (1)

scribedscribing

Definition of scribe (Entry 2 of 5)

intransitive verb

to work as a scribe WRITE

scribe

 verb (2)

scribedscribing

Definition of scribe (Entry 3 of 5)

transitive verb

1to mark a line on by cutting or scratching with a pointed instrument
2to make by cutting or scratching

scribe

 noun (2)

Definition of scribe (Entry 4 of 5)

Scribe

 biographical name

\ ˈskrēb  \

Definition of Scribe (Entry 5 of 5)

(Augustin-) Eugène 1791–1861 French dramatist

First Known Use of scribe

Noun (1)

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb (1)

1651, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1678, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1812, in the meaning defined above

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