One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A marginal note or explanatory comment made by a scholiast.
evaluation, assessment, examination, appreciation, appraisal, analysis, judgementView synonyms
- ‘Our claims are based on a scholium of an anonymous Byzantine commentator.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Such works have always been explicated through commentary, and this one too is designed for commentary, like the German Baroque dramas to which the learned Silesians appended their scholia.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘This proposition, together with its scholium, commits him to the thesis that for each finite mode of extension there exists a finite mode of thought that corresponds to it and from which it is not really distinct.’
Mid 16th century: modern Latin, from Greek skholion, from skholē ‘learned discussion’.
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