scho·​li·​um ˈskō-lē-əm How to pronounce scholium (audio)
plural scholia ˈskō-lē-ə How to pronounce scholium (audio) or scholiums
: a marginal annotation or comment (as on the text of a classic by an early grammarian)
: a remark or observation subjoined but not essential to a demonstration or a train of reasoning

Word History


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

First Known Use

1535, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of scholium was in 1535

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Cite this Entry

“Scholium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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