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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: inscribere, from scribere 'to write'

inscribe

verb
     
in‧scribe [transitive]
TC to carefully cut, print, or write words on something, especially on the surface of a stone or coin:
Inside the cover someone had inscribed the words 'To Thomas, with love'.
be inscribed in/on something
The team's name is inscribed on the base of the trophy.
be inscribed with something
The tomb was inscribed with a short poem.

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