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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin īnscrībō, from in- (upon) and scrībō (to write).

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  • IPA(key): /ɪnˈskɹaɪb/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪb

Verb edit

inscribe (third-person singular simple present inscribes, present participle inscribing, simple past and past participle inscribed)

  1. (transitive) To write or cut (words) onto (something, especially a hard surface, or a book to be given to another person); to engrave.
    I inscribed the book with a message for Kate.
    I inscribed my name into the book.
  2. (geometry) To draw a circle, sphere, etc. inside a polygon, polyhedron, etc. and tangent to all its sides.
    Antonym: (rare) escribe

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  1. second-person singular present active imperative of īnscrībō

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  1. inflection of inscribir:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative