Much Ancient writing, jotting down, noting down, was inscripting with a stylus into a layer of beeswax.
Scrībō From Proto-Italic skreiβō to carve (with scrīptus for *scriptus after scrīpsī), from PIE (s)kreybʰ- (to scratch, to tear) . Cognates include Ancient Greek σκάριφος (skáriphos) planing, writing, drawing. • Wax Tablet
Bibliothēca • Bbibliothēcae • From Ancient Greek βιβλιοθήκη (bibliothḗkē, library, bookcase, records office, compilation ), from βιβλίον (biblíon) Strip of papyrus, Small book, tablet, letter, Any book or writing + θήκη (thḗkē) box, chest, grave, tomb, sword sheath.
Laudat • Laudō • Laudāre • Laus • Laudēs praise, glory, fame • From echoic PIE root lewt-, lewdʰ- (“song, sound”), from PIE lew- (“to sound, resound, sing out”), see also Irish laoidh (“song, poem”), Gothic liuþōn, “to praise”), German Lied (“song”), Old Norse ljóð (“poem”), and Old English leoð (“song, hymn, poem”).