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One of the ancient commentators who annotated the classical authors.
[Medieval Greek skholiastēs, from skholiazein, to comment on, from Greek skholion, scholium; see scholium.]
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(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a medieval annotator, esp of classical texts
[C16: from Late Greek skholiastēs, from skholiazein to write a scholium]
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1. an ancient commentator on the classics.
2. a person who writes scholia.
[1575–85; < Greek]
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an ancient commentator on the classics, especially the writing of marginalia (scholia) on grammatical and interpretive cruxes. — scholiastic, adj.See also: Literature
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|Noun||1.||scholiast - a scholar who writes explanatory notes on an author (especially an ancient commentator on a classical author)|
glossarist - a scholiast who writes glosses or glossaries
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