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See also: linea and lineá



Borrowed from Latin līnea (line, thread), from līnum (flax), from Proto-Indo-European *līno- (flax). Compare the inherited Old Spanish form liña, still used in archaic modern Spanish.[1] Cognate with Portuguese linha, Galician liña, and Catalan línia and llinya.


  • IPA(key): /ˈlinea/ [ˈli.ne.a]
    • Audio (Colombia):(file)
    • Rhymes: -inea
  • IPA(key): (in rapid speech) /ˈlinia/ [ˈli.ni.a]
  • Syllabification: lí‧ne‧a


línea f (plural líneas)

  1. (mathematics) line (a straight path through two or more points)
  2. line (a piece of spoken dialogue in a script)
  3. line (a path for electrical current)
  4. telephone line (a physical telephone connection or a single telephony account)
  5. party line (an established policy that politicians should adhere to)
  6. (figurative) line (similar directives in business and other contexts)
  7. policy (the actual regulations and behavior of government agencies)
    línea durahard or strict government policy
  8. (slang) line (a long thin pile of cocaine or other drug)
  9. (historical) linea, Spanish line (a traditional small unit of length, equivalent to 1.9 mm)

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  • Tagalog: linya


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