[ skoh-lee-uh m ]
/ ˈskoʊ li əm /

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.

Origin of scholium

1525–35; < Medieval Latin < Greek schólion, equivalent to schol(ḗ) school1 + -ion diminutive suffix Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for 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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