scrib & scrip
These ROOT-WORDS are SCRIB & SCRIP which come from the Latin scribere & scriptus which mean to WRITE. Here again there are two spellings, because the Latin verb has two spellings. In ancient days before printing had been invented the error in a manuscript was SCRIBal, now we call it a misprint and blame the printer. Word No. 17 needs a bit of explanation. Formerly, workers were not always paid in cash but in certificates or bonds. That was called paying with scrip.
1. Scribable : SCRIB able (skribe’ a b’l) adj.
Can be written upon; can receive the markings of a stylus or pen
2. Scribacious : SCRIB acious (skrie bay’ shus) adj.
Addicted to writing; fond of writing
3. Scribble : SCRIB ble (skri’ b’l) n.
Meaningless marks on paper
4. Subscription : sub SCRIP tion (sub skrip’ shun) n.
A purchase order; sign one’s name for acceptance
5. Scribblemania : SCRIB blemania (skrib’ el may’ ni a) n.
A mania for making meaningless marks on paper
6. Ascribe : A SCRIB e (a skribe’) v.
To refer to; attribute; as, ascribe success to hard work
7. Circumscribe : circum SCRIB e (cir kum skribe’) v.
To draw a line around; set limits to
8. Conscript : con SCRIP t (kon skript’) v.
To enroll into military service; to draft
9. Conscript : con SCRIP t (kon’ script) n.
One drafted into military service
10. Description : de SCRIP tion (de skrip’ shun) n.
A representation in words of something seen
11. Inscription : in SCRIP tion (in skrip’ shun) n.
Words engraved on a stone or monument
12. Scrivener : SCRIV ener (skriv’ e ner) n.
A public writer; a scribe
13. Superscription : super SCRIP tion (Su per skrip’ shun) n.
Writing above an inscription
14. Prescription : pre SCRIP tion (pre skrip’ shun) n.
Written directions from a doctor for preparation of a medicine by a druggist
15. Script : SCRIP t (script) n.
Written characters; also short for manuscript, used in the theater
16. Scribe : SCRIBE (scribe) n.
A public writer acting as a clerk
17. Scrip : SCRIP (skrip) n.
A list; paper money; a means
18. Scripture : SCRIP ture (skrip; chur) n.
Any sacred writings especially, the Bible
19. Transcript : tran SCRIP t (trans’ kript) n.
A copy of something in writing, typing, or printing