scho·​li·​ast ˈskō-lē-ˌast How to pronounce scholiast (audio)
: a maker of scholia : commentator, annotator
scholiastic adjective

Word History


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

First Known Use

1565, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of scholiast was in 1565

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Cite this Entry

“Scholiast.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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