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scribe

 (skrīb)
n.
1. A public clerk or secretary, especially in ancient times.
2. A professional copyist of manuscripts and documents.
3. A writer or journalist.
4. See scriber.
v. scribed, scrib·ing, scribes
v.tr.
1. To mark with a scriber.
2. To write or inscribe.
v.intr.
To work as a scribe.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin scrība, from Latin, keeper of accounts, secretary, from scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

scrib′al adj.
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scribe

(skraɪb)
n
1. a person who copies documents, esp a person who made handwritten copies before the invention of printing
2. a clerk or public copyist
3. (Judaism) Old Testament a recognized scholar and teacher of the Jewish Law
4. (Judaism) Judaism a man qualified to write certain documents in accordance with religious requirements
5. (Journalism & Publishing) an author or journalist: used humorously
6. (Tools) another name for scriber
vb
(Tools) to score a line on (a surface) with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking
[(in the senses: writer, etc) C14: from Latin scrība clerk, from scrībere to write; C17 (vb): perhaps from inscribe]
ˈscribal adj

Scribe

(French skrib)
n
(Biography) Augustin Eugène (oɡystɛ̃ øʒɛn). 1791–1861, French author or coauthor of over 350 vaudevilles, comedies, and libretti for light opera
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(skraɪb)

n., v. scribed, scrib•ing. n.
1. a professional copyist, esp. one who made copies of manuscripts before the invention of printing.
2. a public clerk or writer, esp. one with official status.
3. one of a group of Palestinian scholars and teachers of Jewish law and tradition, active from the 5th century B.C. to the 1st century A.D., who transcribed, edited, and interpreted the Bible.
4. a writer or author, esp. a journalist.
v.i.
5. to act as a scribe; write.
v.t.
6. to write down.
[1350–1400; < Latin scrība clerk, derivative of scrībere to write]
scrib′al, adj.

scribe2

(skraɪb)

v. scribed, scrib•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to mark or score (wood or the like) with a pointed instrument as a guide to cutting or assembling.
n.
2. scriber.
[1670–80; perhaps aph. form of inscribe]
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Past participle: scribed
Gerund: scribing

Imperative
scribe
scribe
Present
I scribe
you scribe
he/she/it scribes
we scribe
you scribe
they scribe
Preterite
I scribed
you scribed
he/she/it scribed
we scribed
you scribed
they scribed
Present Continuous
I am scribing
you are scribing
he/she/it is scribing
we are scribing
you are scribing
they are scribing
Present Perfect
I have scribed
you have scribed
he/she/it has scribed
we have scribed
you have scribed
they have scribed
Past Continuous
I was scribing
you were scribing
he/she/it was scribing
we were scribing
you were scribing
they were scribing
Past Perfect
I had scribed
you had scribed
he/she/it had scribed
we had scribed
you had scribed
they had scribed
Future
I will scribe
you will scribe
he/she/it will scribe
we will scribe
you will scribe
they will scribe
Future Perfect
I will have scribed
you will have scribed
he/she/it will have scribed
we will have scribed
you will have scribed
they will have scribed
Future Continuous
I will be scribing
you will be scribing
he/she/it will be scribing
we will be scribing
you will be scribing
they will be scribing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scribing
you have been scribing
he/she/it has been scribing
we have been scribing
you have been scribing
they have been scribing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scribing
you will have been scribing
he/she/it will have been scribing
we will have been scribing
you will have been scribing
they will have been scribing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scribing
you had been scribing
he/she/it had been scribing
we had been scribing
you had been scribing
they had been scribing
Conditional
I would scribe
you would scribe
he/she/it would scribe
we would scribe
you would scribe
they would scribe
Past Conditional
I would have scribed
you would have scribed
he/she/it would have scribed
we would have scribed
you would have scribed
they would have scribed
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Scribe - French playwright (1791-1861)
2.scribe - informal terms for journalists
journalist - a writer for newspapers and magazines
3.scribe - someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscriptsscribe - someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
employee - a worker who is hired to perform a job
4.scribe - a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cutscribe - a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut
awl - a pointed tool for marking surfaces or for punching small holes
Verb1.scribe - score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking
nock, score, mark - make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before firing it"
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scribe

noun
1. secretary, clerk, scrivener (archaic), notary (archaic), amanuensis, copyist a temple scribe
2. writer, copyist, penman (rare) another scribe had added the last words
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verb
To form letters, characters, or words on a surface with an instrument:
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Translations
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scribe

[skraɪb] N [of manuscript] → escribiente/a m/f (Bible) → escriba m
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[ˈskraɪb] nscribe m
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nSchreiber(in) m(f); (Bibl) → Schriftgelehrte(r) m
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[skraɪb] nscriba m
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Theology scholars from Europe consider the formation and composition of the book and how it reflects preexisting traditions, motifs, and mythemes; how different layers in the book, as well as transmitters such as the sopherim, reuse and recontextualize segments from earlier versions or sources, including interpretation by Paul; and how the book or its segments have been received in new contexts, such as the African context.