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scholiast

play
noun scho·li·ast \ˈskō-lē-ˌast, -lē-əst\

Definition of scholiast

  1. :  a maker of scholia :  commentator, annotator

scholiastic

play \ˌskō-lē-ˈas-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of scholiast

Middle Greek scholiastēs, from scholiazein to write scholia on, from Greek scholion


First Known Use: 1583


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