superscribe

[soo-per-skrahyb, soo-per-skrahyb]
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verb (used with object), su·per·scribed, su·per·scrib·ing.
  1. to write (words, letters, one's name, address, etc.) above or on something.
  2. to inscribe or mark with writing at the top or on the outside or surface of; put an inscription above or on: to superscribe the cover of a text with corrections.

Origin of superscribe

1590–1600; < Latin superscrībere, equivalent to super- super- + scrībere to write; see scribe1
Related formsun·su·per·scribed, adjective
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superscribe

verb
  1. (tr) to write (an inscription, name, etc) above, on top of, or outside

Word Origin for superscribe

C16: from Latin superscrībere, from super- + scrībere to write
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