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superscribe

Verb

1 write on the top or outside; "superscribe one's name and address"
2 write on the outside or upper part of; "superscribe an envelope"

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Etymology

From superscribo

Verb

  1. to write on the exterior of, the surface of, or above.
    He superscribed each character with its Latin-alphabet equivalent.
  2. to write (something) on the exterior of an object, such as a document or an envelope.
    His wife superscribed her own notes on each of his letters before sending them in packets to the editor.
  3. to address an envelope

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

address, copy, copy out, direct, draft, draw up, edit, enface, engross, inscribe, make a recension, make out, pen, pencil, push the pen, put in writing, recense, record, revise, rewrite, scribe, scrive, scroll, spill ink, spoil paper, trace, transcribe, type, write, write down, write out
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