byline etymology

English word byline comes from English line, English by-

Detailed word origin of byline

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
line English (eng) (transitive, now, rare, of a dog) to copulate with, to impregnate. (obsolete) Flax; linen, particularly the longer fiber of flax. (transitive) To cover the inner surface of (something), originally especially with linen.. (transitive) To fill or supply (something), as a purse with money.. To reinforce (the back of a book) with glue and glued scrap material such as fabric or paper. (baseball, [...]
by- English (eng) Prefix denoting nearness or roundaboutness. Prefix meaning secondary, incidental, or parallel to (usually non-productive) town or city.
byline English (eng) (journalism) A line at the head of a newspaper or magazine article carrying the writer's name.. (sports) A touchline. (journalism, transitive) To provide (an article) with a byline.

Words with the same origin as byline

Descendants of line
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Descendants of by-
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