Augustin scribe

Augustin Eugène
[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.)).


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