The Hungarian noun for “line” [1793] was artificially formed during the Neologist movement from the verb draw, other similar nouns are thread and veil. The word is defined as ‛a trace left by a drawing instrument’ and this meaning was also expressed with other derived forms of the verb draw, such as the old words stroke and mark. Other words derived from draw are to rule [1834], ruler [1835]

Written and drawn letters and texts are also constructed from lines and the patterns they produce through being linked. The decomposition of a drawing into lines leads us to the borderline territory of written texts and language. The two are not even that dissimilar: both use the same building blocks – the line. The line is a gate, a secret passageway between two tools of expression, the texts and the drawing. In this sense there is no real difference between drawing a house or writing.