scholium

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noun scho·li·um \ˈskō-lē-əm\

Definition of scholium

plural

-lia

\-lē-ə\ or

scholiums

  1. 1 :  a marginal annotation or comment (as on the text of a classic by an early grammarian)

  2. 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


First Known Use: 1535


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