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scholiast (n.)

"commentator, annotator," especially "an ancient grammarian who writes explanatory notes upon a classical writer," 1580s, from Late Latin scholiasta, from Late Greek skholiastēs, from skholiazein, from skholion "explanatory note or comment," from skholē (see school (n.1)). Related: Scholiastic.

updated on January 31, 2022

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Definitions of scholiast from WordNet

scholiast (n.)
a scholar who writes explanatory notes on an author (especially an ancient commentator on a classical author);
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