- Word History, Word Parts
|part of speech:
||inscribed, inscribes, inscribing
||to write or impress (words or the like).
They inscribed her name on the gravestone.
||to write or impress words or the like upon.
The back of the pendant was inscribed with the words "To my love."
||to write one's name or a short comment or dedication in or on (a book, photograph, or the like given as a present).
He asked the composer to inscribe his copy of the sheet music.
- similar words:
||to add (a name or names) to a formal or official list.
Each day more names were inscribed on the list of casualties.
||to construct (a polygon or angle) within a circle, or to construct (a circle) within a polygon.
She inscribed a square in a circle.
||carve, dedicate, letter, line, list, record, sign
||inscribable (adj.), inscriber (n.)
is from a Latin word that means "to write in." Scribble
, and script
have the same origins.
The word inscribe
contains the following parts:
that means in, into, on
More about this word part:
The prefix in-1
occurs in Latin loanwords and thus attaches to Latin roots (infect
has multiple forms, as the "n" sound in in-
assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms il-1
, and ir-1
that means to write