Origin of marginaliaModern Latin ; from neuter plural of Medieval Latin marginalis
Notes in the margin or margins of a book.
Origin of marginaliaNew Latin, neuter pl. of Medieval Latin marginalis, marginal, from Latin marg&omacron;, margin-, margin; see margin.
- Notes in the margin of a document.
- We actually know what the composer was thinking as he wrote the piece because we can read his handwritten marginalia on the manuscript.