[oh-gys-tan œ-zhen] /oʊ güsˈtɛ̃ œˈʒɛn/ (Show IPA), 1791–1861, French dramatist.
a person who copies documents, esp a person who made handwritten copies before the invention of printing
a clerk or public copyist
(Old Testament) a recognized scholar and teacher of the Jewish Law
(Judaism) a man qualified to write certain documents in accordance with religious requirements
an author or journalist: used humorously
another name for scriber
to score a line on (a surface) with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking
Augustin Eugène (oɡystɛ̃ øʒɛn). 1791–1861, French author or coauthor of over 350 vaudevilles, comedies, and libretti for light opera
c.1200, “professional interpreter of the Jewish Law” (late 11c. as a surname), from Church Latin scriba “teacher of Jewish law,” used in Vulgate to render Greek grammateus (corresponding to Hebrew sopher “writer, scholar”), special use of Latin scriba “keeper of accounts, secretary, writer,” from past participle stem of scribere “to write;” see script (n.). Sense “one who writes, official or public writer” in English is from late 14c.
“to write,” mid-15c., from Latin scribere “to write” (see script (n.)).
Saint, a.d. 354–430, one of the Latin fathers in the early Christian Church; author; bishop of Hippo in N Africa. Saint (Austin) died a.d. 604, Roman monk: headed group of missionaries who landed in England a.d. 597 and began the conversion of the English to Christianity; first archbishop of Canterbury 601–604. a male given name, […]
- Augustinian of the assumption
a member of a Roman Catholic congregation founded in 1847 in France, engaged in missionary and educational work.
pertaining to of Hippo, to his doctrines, or to any religious order following his rule. Roman Catholic Church. a member of any of several religious orders deriving their name and rule from . a person who adopts the views or doctrines of . Historical Examples Two Augustinian friars accompanied his junk back to China, eager […]
inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic: an august performance of a religious drama. venerable; eminent: an august personage. Historical Examples “You may be augustly sure he is not,” chuckled the cruel Mata. The Dragon Painter Mary McNeil Fenollosa In the Capitol he throned so augustly that we swear by him still. […]