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Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut
  • someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
  • informal terms for journalists
  • French playwright (1791-1861)
  • score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • French playwright (1791-1861) ,
  • informal terms for journalists ,
  • someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts ,
  • a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut

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Scribe Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A scribe is an ancient occupation. A scribe's job involved reading and writing, especially during the Renaissance. Being a scribe meant writing letters, and historical records for kings, nobility, and temples. Later, it changed into being clerks: public servants, journalists, accountants and lawyers. Today, there are no scribes, but there are still authors and writers.

The Ancient Egyptian scribe was an important job. Ancient Egypt also had its painters and artisans who decorated tombs, buildings, furniture, statues, and other relics with pictures and hieroglyphics. In Ancient Egypt, only males could be scribes. This was so in many civilisations, because most official positions were exclusively male.

The scribes had to be able to write not only the hieroglyphs, but also the hieratic (priestly) script, and they had to know arithmetic. They used a type of paper called papyrus, made from reeds, and wrote with reed pens and ink.



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