scholiastic, adj.
/skoh"lee ast'/, n.
1. an ancient commentator on the classics.
2. a person who writes scholia.
[1575-85; < Gk scholiastés. See SCHOLIUM, -IST]

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  • Scholiast — Scho li*ast, n. [Gr. ?, fr. ? a scholium: cf. F. scoliate. See {Scholium}.] A maker of scholia; a commentator or annotator. [1913 Webster] No . . . quotations from Talmudists and scholiasts . . . ever marred the effect of his grave temperate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scholiast — Scholiast, Erklärer …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • scholiast — (n.) one who writes explanatory notes upon a classical writer, 1580s, from L.L. scholiasta, from Late Gk. skholiastes, from skholiazein, from skholion explanatory note or comment, from skhole (see SCHOOL (Cf. school) (n.1)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • scholiast — [skō′lē ast΄, skō′lēəst] n. [ModL scholiasta < MGr scholiastēs < scholiazein, to comment < Gr scholion, SCHOLIUM] one who writes marginal notes and comments; esp., an ancient interpreter and annotator of the classics scholiastic adj …   English World dictionary

  • scholiast — noun Etymology: Middle Greek scholiastēs, from scholiazein to write scholia on, from Greek scholion Date: 1583 a maker of scholia ; commentator, annotator • scholiastic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • scholiast — noun /ˈskəʊlɪæst/ A scholar who writes commentaries on the works of an author, especially one of the ancient commentators of classical authors …   Wiktionary

  • Scholiast — Комментатор (древних классиков) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • Scholiast — Scho|li|ạst 〈m. 16〉 Verfasser von Scholien * * * Scho|li|ạst, der; en, en [spätgriech., scholiaste̅s]: Verfasser von Scholien …   Universal-Lexikon

  • scholiast — Synonyms and related words: allegorist, annotator, book reviewer, captious critic, carper, caviler, censor, censurer, cicerone, clarifier, cognoscente, commentator, commenter, connoisseur, critic, criticaster, criticizer, critickin, criticule,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Scholiast — Scho|li|ạst 〈m.; Gen.: en, Pl.: en〉 Verfasser von Scholien …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

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