Is there a Latin expression that is now used in English for "written"? For example, "Here is my request in written form." - to replace "in written form"? Or, "We took written notes.", you get the idea.

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    We don't do Latin here, except as etymology or if the term has entered into English usage. Perhaps you might want to rephrase to avoid having the question closed.
    – bib
    Mar 3, 2015 at 20:41
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    Of course, I am looking for a Latin term that's used in English, like "et cetera", "per personem", and the like.
    – Zubo
    Mar 3, 2015 at 21:02
  • What about Greek? There's orthography
    – Mari-Lou A
    Mar 3, 2015 at 21:25
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    So that would be "Here's our request in orthography"? Doesn't sound right.
    – Zubo
    Mar 3, 2015 at 22:18
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    Why does it have to be Latin? What's wrong with "here's my written request."?
    – Jim
    Mar 4, 2015 at 3:48

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The Latin for writing is scriptum, so you could try

in scriptum

but it's not used.


The English equivalent of the Latin scriptum (for writing) is "scribe."

So I would test permutations of English words using scribe; inscribe, transcribe, etc.

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    Also "Described". Though that word has lost much of its "written" connotation.
    – Simon B
    Mar 3, 2015 at 22:35
  • @SimonB: That's your contribution. I was just giving examples (of where to look.)
    – Tom Au
    Mar 3, 2015 at 22:36

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