scriptor

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From scrībō.

Noun[edit]

scrīptor m (genitive scrīptōris); third declension

  1. writer, author
  2. scribe

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative scrīptor scrīptōrēs
genitive scrīptōris scrīptōrum
dative scrīptōrī scrīptōribus
accusative scrīptōrem scrīptōrēs
ablative scrīptōre scrīptōribus
vocative scrīptor scrīptōrēs

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References[edit]

  • scriptor in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • scriptor in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “scriptor”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • scriptor” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • later writers: scriptores aetate posteriores or inferiores
    • an historian: rerum scriptor
    • we read in history: apud rerum scriptores scriptum videmus, scriptum est
    • a writer of tragedy, comedy: scriptor tragoediarum, comoediarum, also (poeta) tragicus, comicus
    • a writer of fables: scriptor fabularum
    • the work when translated; translation (concrete): liber (scriptoris) conversus, translatus
    • the writer, author: scriptor (not auctor = guarantor)
    • the book contains something... (not continet aliquid): libro scriptor complexus est aliquid
    • our (not noster) author tells us at this point: scriptor hoc loco dicit
    • the text of the author (not textus): verba, oratio, exemplum scriptoris
    • a legislator: legum scriptor, conditor, inventor