inscription (n.) Look up inscription at Dictionary.com
late 14c., from Latin inscriptionem (nominative inscriptio) "a writing upon, inscription," noun of action from past participle stem of inscribere "inscribe, to write on or in (something)," from in- "in" (from PIE root *en "in") + scribere "to write" (see script (n.)). Related: Inscriptional.