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Larum here seems to be tautological, perhaps a scribal error.

In selfd 8, d is due to anticipation of the following word: in wid 10 d is scribal error for .

It is possible that the occurrence of Guthlaf as Garulf's father is simply a scribal error.

The symbol used after q as a scribal abbreviation in Latin has been represented by ȝ.

The symbol used after q or q̄ as a scribal abbreviation in Latin has been represented by ȝ.

Tables similar to the one published by Rawlinson were compiled in the scribal school at Nippur.

Surely in the scribal play illustrated in Plate V, I is acting more like a fellow-worker than the author of the work.

It has been pointed out that in this case we probably have a scribal error of Swedes for Slavs.

On occasion, the Latin passages employ a scribal abbreviation 'q;' for 'qus', which has been retained.

This accounts for one or two scribal errors, which are, however, easily detected and readily corrected.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, "professional interpreter of the Jewish Law" (late 11c. as a surname), from Church Latin scriba "teacher of Jewish law," used in Vulgate to render Greek grammateus (corresponding to Hebrew sopher "writer, scholar"), special use of Latin scriba "keeper of accounts, secretary, writer," from past participle stem of scribere "to write;" see script (n.). Sense "one who writes, official or public writer" in English is from late 14c.

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