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scholium

[ skoh-lee-uhm ]
/ 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.
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Origin of scholium

1525–35; <Medieval Latin <Greek schólion, equivalent to schol() 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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