n. pl. scrip·to·ri·ums or scrip·to·ri·a (-tôr′ē-ə)
A room, as in a monastery, library, or other institution, where manuscripts are stored, read, or copied.
[Medieval Latin scrīptōrium, from Latin scrīptus, past participle of scrībere, to write; see skrībh]
To cut, separate, sift.
1. scribble, scribe, script, scriptorium, scripture, serif, shrive; ascribe, circumscribe, conscript, describe, festschrift, inscribe, manuscript, postscript, prescribe, proscribe, rescript, subscribe, superscribe, transcribe from Latin scrībere, to scratch, incise, write.
2. scarify from Greek skarīphos, scratching, sketch, pencil.