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superscribe

[ soo-per-skrahyb, soo-per-skrahyb ]
/ 藞su p蓹r藢skra瑟b, 藢su p蓹r藞skra瑟b /
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verb (used with object), su路per路scribed, su路per路scrib路ing.
to write (words, letters, one's name, address, etc.) above or on something.
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.
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Origin of superscribe

1590鈥1600; <Latin superscr墨bere, equivalent to super-super- + scr墨bere to write; see scribe1

OTHER WORDS FROM superscribe

un路su路per路scribed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for superscribe

superscribe
/ (藢su藧p蓹藞skra瑟b) /

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

Word Origin for superscribe

C16: from Latin superscr墨bere, from super- + scr墨bere to write
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