scholiastic

scholiast

[skoh-lee-ast]
noun
1.
an ancient commentator on the classics.
2.
a person who writes scholia.

Origin:
1575–85; < Greek scholiastḗs. See scholium, -ist

scholiastic, adjective
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scholiast (ˈskəʊlɪˌæst)
 
n
a medieval annotator, esp of classical texts
 
[C16: from Late Greek skholiastēs, from skholiazein to write a scholium]
 
scholi'astic
 
adj

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scholiast
"one who writes explanatory notes upon a classical writer," 1583, from L.L. scholiasta, from Late Gk. skholiastes, from skholiazein, from skholion "explanatory note or comment," from skhole (see school (1)).
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