interlinear

adjective
in·ter·lin·ear | \ ˌin-tər-ˈli-nē-ər \

Definition of interlinear 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : inserted between lines already written or printed

2 : written or printed in different languages or texts in alternate lines

interlinear

noun

Definition of interlinear (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Other words from interlinear

Adjective

interlinearly adverb

First Known Use of interlinear

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for interlinear

Adjective

Middle English interliniare, from Medieval Latin interlinearis, from Latin inter- + linea line

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