Definition of scribe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//skraɪb//
; NAmE NAmE//skraɪb//
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a person who made copies of written documents before printing was invented Before paper was common, medieval scribes used parchment or vellum. Word OriginMiddle English (originally referring to a Jewish record-keeper): from Latin scriba, from scribere ‘write’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scribe