What is the meaning of the word scrivener?

what is the meaning of the word scrivener?

A scrivener (or scribe ) was a person who could read and write or who wrote letters as well as court and legal documents. Scriveners were people who made their living by writing or copying written material.

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It dates back from the time when people were handling conflicts by fencing in the streets.
From the French word “escrime” (fencing), inspired by the fact that back then people were also often leaving graffities on the stone walls, using the tip of their foil.

(Jestar’s reply above is obviously made up. Just sayin’.)


Kind of like Zorro, but with more letters.


Made up? I’m lucky to spell my own name most days. :slight_smile:


As everyone knows, @KB is a genius who loves both writing software and word puzzles. As such he chose the name “Scrivener” because it (a) means “writer” but also because (b) “Literature and Latte Scrivener” is an anagram of “unilateral inverted scatterer” which describes what Scrivener was invented to do… i.e., to be the only software out there that makes it easy to put order to your scattered literary musings.

Or maybe I dreamt that. :man_shrugging: