Marginalia Definition

Marginal notes.
Webster's New World

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.

Origin of Marginalia

  • New Latin neuter pl. of Medieval Latin marginālis marginal from Latin margō margin- margin margin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin, from Medieval Latin neuter plural of marginalis (“on the periphery"), from Latin margo (“border, edge")

    From Wiktionary

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