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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.]


(ˈskəʊlɪəm) or


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]


(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]


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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Noun1.scholium - a marginal note written by a scholiast (a commentator on ancient or classical literature)
marginalia - notes written in the margin
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Taking into account what his contemporaries declared, Origen interpreted almost the whole Holy Scripture (The Old and the New Testament) in more than 1000 homilies, commentaries and scholiums. (7)
(7.) Scholium = grammar or ctitical annotation of a classical (biblical) text.