scholiast

noun
scho·​li·​ast | \ ˈskō-lē-ˌast How to pronounce scholiast (audio) , -lē-əst \

Definition of scholiast

: a maker of scholia : commentator, annotator

Other Words from scholiast

scholiastic \ ˌskō-​lē-​ˈa-​stik How to pronounce scholiastic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of scholiast

1565, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scholiast

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

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“Scholiast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scholiast. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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