Definition of Scholiast

1. Noun. A scholar who writes explanatory notes on an author (especially an ancient commentator on a classical author).

Specialized synonyms: Glossarist
Generic synonyms: Bookman, Scholar, Scholarly Person, Student



Definition of Scholiast

1. n. A maker of scholia; a commentator or annotator.

Definition of Scholiast

1. Noun. A scholar who writes commentaries on the works of an author, especially one of the ancient commentators of classical authors. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scholiast

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scholiast

scholars
scholarship
scholarships
scholas
scholastic
scholastical
scholastically
scholasticals
scholasticate
scholasticates
scholasticism
scholasticisms
scholastick
scholastics
scholia
scholiast (current term)
scholiastic
scholiasts
scholiaze
scholical
scholion
scholium
scholiums
scholzite
school-age
school-age child
school-band
school-marm
school-marms

Literary usage of Scholiast

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1. The Journal of Philology by William George Clark, John Eyton Bickersteth Mayor, William Aldis Wright, Ingram Bywater, Henry Jackson (1894)
"1047, -^apiv '8 added by the scholiast in the margin : f. 131 r. the colophon of the Persae and the title to the Agamemnon are by the second scribe ; f. ..."

2. Larcher's Notes on Herodotus: Historical and Critical Comments on the by Pierre-Henri Larcher (1844)
"The scholiast of this poet says, on this passage, that Stesichorus was the first ... If we may rely on this scholiast, the 27th hymn, attributed to Homer, ..."

3. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Thomas Birch (1837)
"Where by the common mother both of gods and men, the scholiast understands the earth and chaos, taking the gods here for the ..."

4. The Classical Journal (1812)
"On-each of these classes of active principles, I shall make a few observations. The -scholiast on ... 1 HE scholiast, in chapter 7. ..."

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