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Definition of "scribes" [scribes]

  • Plural form of scribe. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "scribes" in a sentence
  • "Latin remained the language of religious men, whereas religious women and the laity of both sexes embraced the vernacular although not exclusively. 7 Letters and other documents from officials of the Order to its nuns continued to be written in Latin. 8 Latin, often described as a gendered language, became even more gendered. 9 When the nuns of St. Katharine compiled their cadastral register in 1309, the document and the colophon identifying its female nun/scribe were in the vernacular. 10 In their anniversary book from 1354, the colophon by the scribes is also in the vernacular, but it is followed by a Latin notice by Johann of Constance, sacerdotus. 11 However, there is a difference between documents of practice that recorded the economic aspect of Dominican life, and documents of spirituality that inform us about their religious and devotional practices and behaviors."
  • "Indeed, the first original of the word scribes did more peculiarly signify the numberers."
  • "Much indeed is there to be said about such a distinguished art, but it is enough to mention the fact that those men are called scribes (librarii) who serve zealously the just scales (libra) of the Lord."