noun (plural scholia /-lēə/)historical
A marginal note or explanatory comment made by a scholiast.
- 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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