Frequency (in current use):
Origin: Formed within English, by derivation. Etymons: , .
Etymology: < : see .
Passion for writing; an urge to write. In early use esp.: the tendency to produce an abundance of trivial or inferior writing.
1652 T. Urquhart 196
Though scripturiency be a fault in feeble pens [etc.].
1685 H. More 1
The Disease of Scripturiency in R. B. taken notice of.
1717 No. 3. 18
This Bladder of Scripturiency.
?1751 J. Markland Let. in J. B. Nichols
Whenever..a scripturiency comes upon me, you shall hear more from [me].
1881 15 Aug. 5/3
‘Scripturiency’ appears to vary greatly in different nations. The United States claim 2,800 of these medical authors; France and her colonies, 2,600 [etc.].
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