escribano

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish escribano. Doublet of scrivener and scrivano.

Noun[edit]

escribano (plural escribanos)

  1. A clerk; a scrivener.
    • 1843, George Borrow, The Bible in Spain
      They robbed a gentleman and ill-treated him, but his brother, who was an escribano, was soon upon their trail, and had them arrested; but he wanted some one to identify them, and it chanced that they had stopped to drink water at my stall []

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Spanish escriván, from Vulgar Latin *scrība, *scrībānem, from alteration of declension from Latin scrība (writer, scribe). Doublet of escriba, a borrowing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /eskɾiˈbano/, [eskɾiˈβano]
  • Rhymes: -ano

Noun[edit]

escribano m (plural escribanos, feminine escribana, feminine plural escribanas)

  1. scrivener
  2. court clerk, notary
  3. bunting (bird)

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