- Often scholia.
- an explanatory note or comment.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for scholium
An illustration, like a funny story, loses its pungency if it requires a scholium.College Teaching
The same thing is related (in a well-known 'scholium') to have been done by Apolinarius and Theodore of Mopsuestia.
Scholium, a marginal note explanatory of the text of a classic author.The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Edited by Rev. James Wood
Occasionally a scholium of this kind gives the substance of one of the longer extracts; but as a rule they are distinct.
- a commentary or annotation, esp on a classical text
C16: from New Latin, from Greek skholion exposition, from skholē school 1