Definition of superscribe in English:


Line breaks: super|scribe
Pronunciation: /suːpəˈskrʌɪb
, ˈsuːpəskrʌɪb, sjuː-/


[with object]
1Write or print (an inscription) at the top of or on the outside of a document.
1.1Write or print (a letter, word, symbol, or line of writing or printing) above an existing letter, word, or line.


late 15th century: from Latin superscribere, from super- 'over' + scribere 'write'.



Pronunciation: /-ˈskrɪpʃ(ə)n/
More example sentences
  • Mark tells us that a superscription was written; Matthew, that it was set up over his head; Luke, that it was written in three languages; and John, that Pilate was the writer.
  • The superscriptions and a new group of psalms then resume with Psalm 108, which is a composite psalm made up of parts of other psalms.
  • The expected topics (authorship, date, etc.) are dispensed with under a lengthy comment on the superscription.

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