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

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