scholium

[ skoh-lee-uh m ]
/ ˈskoʊ li əm /
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noun, plural scho·li·a [skoh-lee-uh] /ˈskoʊ li ə/.

Often scholia.
  1. an explanatory note or comment.
  2. an ancient annotation upon a passage in a Greek or Latin text.
a note added to illustrate or amplify, as in a mathematical work.

Nearby words

  1. scholastic,
  2. scholastic aptitude test,
  3. scholasticate,
  4. scholasticism,
  5. scholiast,
  6. schollander,
  7. schomburg,
  8. schongauer,
  9. schongauer, martin,
  10. school

Origin of scholium

1525–35; < Medieval Latin < Greek schólion, equivalent to schol(ḗ) school1 + -ion diminutive suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for scholium

scholium

/ (ˈskəʊlɪəm) /

noun plural -lia (-lɪə)

a commentary or annotation, esp on a classical text

Word Origin for scholium

C16: from New Latin, from Greek skholion exposition, from skholē school 1

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