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postil

noun pos·til \ˈpästə̇l\

Definition of postil

plural

-s

  1. 1a :  a marginal note :  comment; specifically :  an explanatory marginal note in the Bible b postils plural, obsolete :  commentary

  2. 2a obsolete :  a short homily on a Scriptural passage; especially :  one on the Gospel or Epistle for the day b :  a collection of such homilies

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Origin and Etymology of postil

Middle English postille, from Middle French, from Medieval Latin postilla, probably from post illa (verba textus) after those words of the text, from Latin post after + illa, neuter accusative plural of ille that — more at post-, alarm


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postil

transitive verb pos·til \"\

Definition of postil

postiled

or

postilled

;

postiled

or

postilled

;

postiling

or

postilling

;

postils

archaic

  1. :  to write marginal comments in (a text) :  annotate, gloss

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Origin and Etymology of postil

Middle English postilen, from Middle French postiller, from Medieval Latin postillare, from postilla


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