pl. -·lia or -·li·ums
a marginal note or commentary, esp. on the text of a Greek or Latin writer
Origin of scholiumMedieval Latin ; from Classical Greek scholion ; from schol?: see school
nounpl. scho·li·ums or scho·li·a
- An explanatory note or commentary, as on a Greek or Latin text.
- A note amplifying a proof or course of reasoning, as in mathematics.
Origin of scholiumNew Latin, from Greek skholion, diminutive of skhol&emacron;, lecture, school; see segh- in Indo-European roots.
New Latin, from Greek ÏƒÏ‡ÏŒÎ»Î¹Î¿Î½ (comment), from ÏƒÏ‡Î¿Î»Î® (discussion).