manuscript

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1597, from Medieval Latin manuscriptum ‎(writing by hand), from Latin manu ‎(ablative of manus ‎(hand)) + scriptus ‎(past participle of scribere ‎(to write)), calqued from a word of Germanic origin, compare Middle High German hantschrift, hantgeschrift ‎(c. 1450, manuscript), Old English handġewrit ‎(before 1150, what is written by hand, deed, contract, manuscript), Old Norse handrit ‎(before 1300, manuscript).

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  • (file)

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manuscript ‎(not comparable)

  1. handwritten, or by extension manually typewritten, as opposed to being mechanically reproduced.

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manuscript ‎(plural manuscripts)

  1. A book, composition or any other document, written by hand (or manually typewritten), not mechanically reproduced.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 1, The Celebrity:
      In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts, […], and therefore my lack of detection of his promise may in some degree be pardoned.
    • 2013 September-October, Henry Petroski, “The Evolution of Eyeglasses”, American Scientist: 
      The ability of a segment of a glass sphere to magnify whatever is placed before it was known around the year 1000, when the spherical segment was called a reading stone, [] . Scribes, illuminators, and scholars held such stones directly over manuscript pages as an aid in seeing what was being written, drawn, or read.
  2. A single, original copy of a book, article, composition etc, written by hand or even printed, submitted as original for (copy-editing and) reproductive publication.

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Etymology[edit]

1597, from Medieval Latin manuscriptum ‎(writing by hand), from Latin manu ‎(ablative of manus ‎(hand)) + scriptus ‎(past participle of scribere ‎(to write)), calqued from a word of Germanic origin, compare Middle High German hantschrift, hantgeschrift ‎(c. 1450, manuscript), Old English handġewrit ‎(before 1150, what is written by hand, deed, contract, manuscript), Old Norse handrit ‎(before 1300, manuscript).

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  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ma‧nus‧cript

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manuscript n ‎(plural manuscripten, diminutive manuscriptje n)

  1. A manuscript, written (not printed) text or composition
  2. A manuscript submitted for reproductive publication

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manuscript m (plural manuscripts)

  1. manuscript

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