Definition of scriptorium in English:
noun (plural scriptoria skrɪpˈtɔːrɪə or scriptoriums)chiefly historical
A room set apart for writing, especially one in a monastery where manuscripts were copied.
- After all, it was assumed that all monks could read and write. Monasteries also contained libraries and scriptoria, or writing rooms, in which manuscripts were copied.
- By the 9th century, most monasteries had writing rooms or scriptoria.
- A limited form of mass production was able to be achieved in large scriptoria contained in monasteries.
Words that rhyme with scriptoriumauditorium, ciborium, conservatorium, crematorium, emporium, moratorium, sanatorium, sudatorium, vomitorium
Definition of scriptorium in:
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