ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: scholium

scholium (skō′lē-əm), noun
1.  An explanatory note or comment, especially on a classical text.
2.  A note added to illustrate or amplify a mathematical work.

Scholia might be written by a scholiast (commentator on classical or ancient literature).

Etymology:  mid 1500s, from Greek skholion, exposition, learned discussion.
Tags: greek, noun, s, wordsmith: ersatz_read

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