scholium

[skoh-lee-uhm]
noun, plural scholia [skoh-lee-uh] .
1.
Often, scholia.
a.
an explanatory note or comment.
b.
an ancient annotation upon a passage in a Greek or Latin text.
2.
a note added to illustrate or amplify, as in a mathematical work.

Origin:
1525–35; < Medieval Latin < Greek schólion, equivalent to schol() school1 + -ion diminutive suffix

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scholium (ˈskəʊlɪəm)
 
n , pl -lia
a commentary or annotation, esp on a classical text
 
[C16: from New Latin, from Greek skholion exposition, from skholēschool1]

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It is a scholium or round, and the same twittering refrain recurs again and again.
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