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n. pl. scho·li·ums or scho·li·a (-lē-ə)
1. An explanatory note or commentary, as on a Greek or Latin text.
2. A note amplifying a proof or course of reasoning, as in mathematics.
[New Latin, from Greek skholion, diminutive of skholē, lecture, school; see segh- in Indo-European roots.]
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n, pl -lia (-lɪə)
(Literary & Literary Critical Terms) a commentary or annotation, esp on a classical text
[C16: from New Latin, from Greek skholion exposition, from skholē school1]
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scho•li•um(ˈskoʊ li əm)
n., pl. -li•a (-li ə)
1. Often, scholia. an explanatory note, esp. on a passage in an ancient Greek or Latin text.
2. a note added to illustrate or amplify, as in a mathematical work.
[1525–35; < Medieval Latin < Greek schólion=schol(ḗ) school1 + -ion diminutive suffix]
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a marginal note or comment, especially in an appendix, providing explanation of a Greek or Latin text. Also scholy. — scholiast, n.See also: Books
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