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1. Inserted between the lines of a text.
2. Written or printed with different languages or versions in alternating lines.


(ˌɪntəˈlɪnɪə) or


1. (Journalism & Publishing) written or printed between lines of text
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) written or printed with the text in different languages or versions on alternate lines
ˌinterˈlinearly, ˌinterˈlineally adv


(ˌɪn tərˈlɪn i ər)

1. situated or inserted between lines, as of the lines of print in a book: an interlinear translation.
2. having the same text in different languages set in alternate lines: an interlinear Bible.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin]
in`ter•lin′e•ar•ly, adv.
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Adj.1.interlinear - written between lines of text


[ˌɪntəˈlɪnɪəʳ] ADJinterlineal


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The index is far too short, and the list of abbreviations used in interlinear glosses is incomplete (p.
Here, too, are a series of interlinear glosses and marginal cross-references.
83) And the ordinary interlinear gloss reads: "they are not to preach unless sent; they are not true Apostles unless sent," and it is they "who illuminate the world.
The interlinear glosses are intended to help the reader track through the Ngaanyatjarra rendition and can be regarded as 'semi-literal'.
I now once more hoisted English Coulers and in the Name of His Majesty King George the Third took posession of the whole Eastern Coast from the above Latitude down to this place by the name of New South WalesBeaglehole (Cook 1955, 388 fn1) footnotes this: "The words by the Name of New South Wales is written over an erasure and all too effective deletion in a space not large enough for them, so that Wales has to be interlinear.
These manuscripts show Carter composing as a poet: his Greek text is an interlinear found poem evoking the ancient choral voice cut and pasted together from fragments.
In Passage 2, B2 (118r) omits the underlined portion, but in B3 (40r) this underlined portion appears as an interlinear insertion.
Augustine's (Canterbury) around 720730, and the interlinear Old English gloss was added in the mid-ninth century.
There are four extant manuscripts of a 14th-century anonymous interlinear Latin-to-Middle English glossed prose translation of the Book of Psalms, 11 canticles, and the Athanasian Creed.
However, I think that the best answer to these questions lies in the interlinear approach that Glancy employs in this piece.
Although the interlinear Latin text cannot be traced surely to Bernard, the attribution is not off the mark, for its contemptus mundi theme--pointing its readers away from "foolishe fond conceytes" and "fickle fancies toyes," and toward "hope for stedfast stay"--certainly accords with Bernard's own emphasis on the fleetingness of earthly pleasures beside God's enduring love (Edwards 1-3).
Hans Ulrich Schmid's "A New Heliand Fragment from the Leipzig University Library" describes the fragment's physical composition, date, paleography, text, language, interlinear glosses, and relation to MS C (the only other Heliand manuscript containing the text found in L).