line etymology

English word line comes from Proto-Indo-European *līno-, and later Proto-Germanic *līną (Flax.)

You can also see our other etymologies for the English word line. Currently you are viewing the etymology of line with the meaning: (Verb Noun) (intransitive, baseball) To hit a line drive; to hit a line drive which is caught for an out. Compare fly and ground.. (intransitive, ‘line up’) To form or enter into a line.. (transitive) To [...](intransitive, baseball) To hit a line drive; to hit a line drive which is caught for an out. Compare fly and ground.. (intransitive, ‘line up’) To form or enter into a line.. (transitive) To [...]

Detailed word origin of line

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*līno- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*līną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Flax.
*līnijǭ Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
līne Old English (ang)
lyne Middle English (enm) Linden.
line English (eng) (intransitive, baseball) To hit a line drive; to hit a line drive which is caught for an out. Compare fly and ground.. (intransitive, ‘line up’) To form or enter into a line.. (transitive) To mark with a line or lines, to cover with lines.. (transitive) To place (objects) into a line (usually used with "up"); to form into a line; to align.. (transitive) To place persons or things along the [...]

Words with the same origin as line

Descendants of *līno-
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