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Illuminated Byzantine gospel lectionary, circa 1100

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  • IPA(key): /ˈmæn.jʊˌskɹɪpt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: man‧u‧script

Etymology 1 edit

1597, from Medieval Latin manūscrīptus, a calque of Germanic origin, equivalent to Latin manū (ablative of manus (hand)) + Latin scrīptus (past participle of scribere (to write)). Not found in Classical Latin.

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manuscript (not comparable)

  1. Handwritten, or by extension manually typewritten, as opposed to being mechanically reproduced.
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Etymology 2 edit

From Medieval Latin manūscrīptum (writing by hand), a calque of Germanic origin: compare Middle High German hantschrift, hantgeschrift (manuscript) (c. 1450), Old English handġewrit (what is written by hand, deed, contract, manuscript) (before 1150), Old Norse handrit (manuscript) (before 1300). Not found in Classical Latin.

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manuscript (plural manuscripts)

  1. A book, composition or any other document, written by hand (or manually typewritten), not mechanically reproduced.
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter I, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
      In the old days, to my commonplace and unobserving mind, he gave no evidences of genius whatsoever. He never read me any of his manuscripts, […], and therefore my lack of detection of his promise may in some degree be pardoned.
    • 2013 September-October, Henry Petroski, “The Evolution of Eyeglasses”, in American Scientist:
      The ability of a segment of a glass sphere to magnify whatever is placed before it was known around the year 1000, when the spherical segment was called a reading stone, [] . Scribes, illuminators, and scholars held such stones directly over manuscript pages as an aid in seeing what was being written, drawn, or read.
  2. A single, original copy of a book, article, composition etc, written by hand or even printed, submitted as original for (copy-editing and) reproductive publication.
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Etymology edit

From Medieval Latin manuscrīptum (writing by hand), neuter of manuscrīptus.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˌmaː.nyˈskrɪpt/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: man‧u‧script

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manuscript n (plural manuscripten, diminutive manuscriptje n)

  1. A manuscript, written (not printed) text or composition
  2. A manuscript submitted for reproductive publication

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  • Afrikaans: manuskrip
  • Indonesian: manuskrip

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manuscript m (plural manuscripts)

  1. manuscript

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manuscript n (plural manuscripte)

  1. Alternative form of manuscris

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