Postil meaning

(archaic) A Bible commentary written in its margins.
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A short homily or commentary on a passage of Scripture.
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A collection of homilies.
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To write marginal or explanatory notes on; to gloss.

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(intransitive) To write postils, or marginal notes; to comment; to postillate.
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Origin of postil

  • From French postille (“marginal note”), from Late Latin postilla, probably from post illa (verba) (“after those (words)”)

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  • From Late Latin postillo

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