Definition of interlinear in English:

interlinear

Line breaks: inter|lin¦ear
Pronunciation: /ɪntəˈlɪnɪə
 
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adjective

  • 1Written or printed between the lines of a text: interlinear glosses
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    • Each includes the Iban text version, with interlinear glosses, and English translations, supplemented by occasional passages contextualizing the songs.
    • Micro-typography deals with letters, the relationship between letter spacing and words, word spacing, lines, interlinear spacing, columns, punctuation, and so forth.
    • We give the Greek text, with an interlinear translation as literal as may be to be useful.
  • 1.1(Of a book) having the same text in different languages printed on alternate lines: a Greek-English interlinear New Testament
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    • For example, there are interlinear translations into Turkish, Spanish, and Polish - all written in Arabic script.
    • For instance, in New Testament research it offers the possibility of transforming the Greek text into an interlinear text with grammatical tags, the lexical form of the word, and a word by word English translation all aligned for interlinear analysis, followed by various translations of the text into English or other languages.

Origin

late Middle English: from medieval Latin interlinearis, from inter- 'between' + Latin linearis (from linea 'line').

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