From Late Latin usage of scriba (“secretary”) (used in Vulgate to render Ancient Greek γραμματεύς (grammateus, “scribe, secretary”), which had been used in its turn to render the Hebrew סופר (“writer, scholar”)) from scribere (“to write, draw, draw up, draft (a paper), enlist, enroll, levy; orig. to scratch”), probably akin to scrobs (“a ditch, trench, grave”).
- Rhymes: -aɪb
scribe (plural scribes)
- One who writes; a draughtsman; a writer for another; especially, an official or public writer; an amanuensis or secretary; a notary; a copyist.
- (archaic) A writer and doctor of the law; one skilled in the law and traditions; one who read and explained the law to the people.
- A very sharp, steel drawing implement used in engraving and etching, a scriber.
- A writer, especially a journalist.
Derived terms 
- To write.
- To record.
- To write or draw with a scribe.
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See also 
- scribe in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- scribe in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- second-person singular present active imperative of scrībō
- "write thou"