n. pl. scrip·to·ri·ums or scrip·to·ri·a (-tôrē-ə)
A room in a monastery set aside for the copying, writing, or illuminating of manuscripts and records.
[Medieval Latin scrīptōrium, from Latin scrīptus, past participle of scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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