scholiast









scholiast


noun

  1. an ancient commentator on the classics.
  2. a person who writes scholia.

noun

  1. a medieval annotator, esp of classical texts

n.“one who writes explanatory notes upon a classical writer,” 1580s, from Late Latin scholiasta, from Late Greek skholiastes, from skholiazein, from skholion “explanatory note or comment,” from skhole (see school (n.1)). Related: Scholiastic.

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