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[skoh-lee-uh m] /ˈskoʊ li əm/
noun, plural scholia
[skoh-lee-uh] /ˈskoʊ li ə/ (Show IPA)
Often, scholia.
  1. an explanatory note or comment.
  2. an ancient annotation upon a passage in a Greek or Latin text.
a note added to illustrate or amplify, as in a mathematical work.
Origin of scholium
1525-35; < Medieval Latin < Greek schólion, equivalent to schol() school1 + -ion diminutive suffix Unabridged
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  • It is a scholium or round, and the same twittering refrain recurs again and again.
British Dictionary definitions for scholium


noun (pl) -lia (-lɪə)
a commentary or annotation, esp on a classical text
Word Origin
C16: from New Latin, from Greek skholion exposition, from skholēschool1
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