Definition of scholium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskəʊlɪəm/

noun (plural scholia /ˈskəʊlɪə/)

A marginal note or explanatory comment made by a scholiast.
Example sentences
  • They fall into two categories: the first, a group of ten plays which have been transmitted to us in our medieval manuscripts complete with the accumulation of ancient notes and comments that we call scholia.
  • Our claims are based on a scholium of an anonymous Byzantine commentator.
  • The Irish were no better able than others to comprehend Ulysses, and only those gullible enough to answer the author's snobbish call for a lifetime's dedication to scholia could begin to penetrate the double darknesses of Finnegans Wake.


Mid 16th century: modern Latin, from Greek skholion, from skholē 'learned discussion'.

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