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From in- (in, on; onto) +‎ scrībō (write).



inscrībō (present infinitive inscrībere, perfect active inscrīpsī, supine inscrīptum); third conjugation

  1. I write in or upon something, inscribe; furnish with an inscription, give a title to a book.
  2. (figuratively) I ascribe, assign, attribute.
  3. (figuratively) I mark, make known.
  4. (figuratively) I brand, place a brand upon.


   Conjugation of inscrībō (third conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inscrībō inscrībis inscrībit inscrībimus inscrībitis inscrībunt
imperfect inscrībēbam inscrībēbās inscrībēbat inscrībēbāmus inscrībēbātis inscrībēbant
future inscrībam inscrībēs inscrībet inscrībēmus inscrībētis inscrībent
perfect inscrīpsī inscrīpsistī inscrīpsit inscrīpsimus inscrīpsistis inscrīpsērunt,
pluperfect inscrīpseram inscrīpserās inscrīpserat inscrīpserāmus inscrīpserātis inscrīpserant
future perfect inscrīpserō inscrīpseris inscrīpserit inscrīpserimus inscrīpseritis inscrīpserint
passive present inscrībor inscrīberis,
inscrībitur inscrībimur inscrībiminī inscrībuntur
imperfect inscrībēbar inscrībēbāris,
inscrībēbātur inscrībēbāmur inscrībēbāminī inscrībēbantur
future inscrībar inscrībēris,
inscrībētur inscrībēmur inscrībēminī inscrībentur
perfect inscrīptus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect inscrīptus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect inscrīptus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inscrībam inscrībās inscrībat inscrībāmus inscrībātis inscrībant
imperfect inscrīberem inscrīberēs inscrīberet inscrīberēmus inscrīberētis inscrīberent
perfect inscrīpserim inscrīpserīs inscrīpserit inscrīpserīmus inscrīpserītis inscrīpserint
pluperfect inscrīpsissem inscrīpsissēs inscrīpsisset inscrīpsissēmus inscrīpsissētis inscrīpsissent
passive present inscrībar inscrībāris,
inscrībātur inscrībāmur inscrībāminī inscrībantur
imperfect inscrīberer inscrīberēris,
inscrīberētur inscrīberēmur inscrīberēminī inscrīberentur
perfect inscrīptus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect inscrīptus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present inscrībe inscrībite
future inscrībitō inscrībitō inscrībitōte inscrībuntō
passive present inscrībere inscrībiminī
future inscrībitor inscrībitor inscrībuntor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives inscrībere inscrīpsisse inscrīptūrum esse inscrībī inscrīptum esse inscrīptum īrī
participles inscrībēns inscrīptūrus inscrīptus inscrībendus,
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
inscrībendī inscrībendō inscrībendum inscrībendō inscrīptum inscrīptū

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  • inscribo”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • inscribo”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • inscribo in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to put an inscription on statues: statuas inscribere (Verr. 2. 69. 167)
    • the book is entitled 'Laelius': liber inscribitur Laelius (Off. 2. 9. 30)
    • Cicero says in his 'Laelius.: Cicero dicit in Laelio (suo) or in eo (not suo) libro, qui inscribitur Laelius
  • inscribo in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016




  1. first-person singular present indicative of inscribir