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Multiple Meanings

The ring was inscribed with these words...
to write in various formal or special senses including:
  • to write, carve, or etch words onto something’s surface
  • to write a signed message — as in a book given as a gift
  • to mark with one’s signature
  • to write down something when adding it to a list

In mathematics, inscribe means to draw a geometric shape within another geometric shape so that each vertex (corner or angle) of the enclosed shape touches the outer figure.  For example, a square is inscribed in a circle when each corner of the square touches the circle.
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