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