scholiast

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

Definition of scholiast 

: a maker of scholia : commentator, annotator

Other Words from scholiast

scholiastic \ˌskō-lē-ˈa-stik \ adjective

First Known Use of scholiast

1583, 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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