marginalia

[ mahr-juh-ney-lee-uh, -neyl-yuh ]
/ ˌmɑr dʒəˈneɪ li ə, -ˈneɪl yə /

plural noun

marginal notes.

Nearby words

  1. marginal probability,
  2. marginal sea,
  3. marginal sinus of placenta,
  4. marginal tax rate,
  5. marginal utility,
  6. marginalise,
  7. marginalization,
  8. marginalize,
  9. marginally,
  10. marginate

Origin of marginalia

1825–35; < New Latin, noun use of neuter plural of Medieval Latin marginālis marginal

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British Dictionary definitions for marginalia

marginalia

/ (ˌmɑːdʒɪˈneɪlɪə) /

pl n

notes in the margin of a book, manuscript, or letter

Word Origin for marginalia

C19: New Latin, noun (neuter plural) from marginālis marginal

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Word Origin and History for marginalia

marginalia

n.

1832, from Latin marginalia, neuter plural of adjective marginalis "marginal," from marginis (see margin).

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