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

 

scriptorium

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//skrɪpˈtɔːriəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skrɪpˈtɔːriəm//
 
(pl. scriptoriums, scriptoria
BrE BrE//skrɪpˈtɔːriə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//skrɪpˈtɔːriə//
 
)
(old use)
 
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a room for writing in, especially in a monastery Word Origin late 18th cent.: from medieval Latin, from Latin script- ‘written’, from the verb scribere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: scriptorium