interlinear


1in·ter·lin·ear

adjective \ˌin-tər-ˈli-nē-ər\

Definition of INTERLINEAR

1
:  inserted between lines already written or printed
2
:  written or printed in different languages or texts in alternate lines
in·ter·lin·ear·ly adverb

Origin of INTERLINEAR

Middle English interliniare, from Medieval Latin interlinearis, from Latin inter- + linea line
First Known Use: 15th century

2interlinear

noun

Definition of INTERLINEAR

:  a book having interlinear matter; especially :  a book in a foreign language with interlinear translation

First Known Use of INTERLINEAR

1850

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