scholium

noun scho·li·um \ ˈskō-lē-əm \

Definition of scholium

plural scholia play \ˈskō-lē-ə\ or scholiums
1 : a marginal annotation or comment (as on the text of a classic by an early grammarian)
2 : a remark or observation subjoined but not essential to a demonstration or a train of reasoning

Origin and Etymology of scholium

New Latin, from Greek scholion comment, scholium, from diminutive of scholē lecture


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