Lost Words – Scribes By Another Name…


Again my thanks to Stephen for allowing me to share his wonderful glossary of lost words. If you are curious why not go and check it out!  http://phrontistery.info/clwdef.html

writer

Today we have many words that mean writer. They are categorized by the genre or type of writing we do.

author. biographer. columnist. correspondent. critic. dramatist. editor. essayist. journalist. novelist.  poet. reporter. screenwriter. contributor. freelancer. ghostwriter. scribbler. scribe. stenographer. stringer. wordsmith. newspaper person. person of letters. scripter.

These lost words should stay within the writing realm, don’t you think?

archigrapher                                                   1656 -1656

principal or head secretary or clerkhttp://phrontistery.info/index.html

The archigrapher efficiently designated transcription duties to her underlings.

 

artigrapher                                           1753-1753

writer or composer of a grammar; a grammarian artigrapher

Today’s prescriptivists are no better than the artigraphers of the Renaissance.

kalotypography                                                         1834 -1834

beautiful printing

 

Medieval manuscripts are attractive, but modern kalotypography surely surpasses them

script

 

 

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