from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An explanatory note or commentary, as on a Greek or Latin text.
  • n. A note amplifying a proof or course of reasoning, as in mathematics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a note added to a text as an explanation, criticism or commentary
  • n. a note added to a proof as amplification

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A marginal annotation; an explanatory remark or comment; specifically, an explanatory comment on the text of a classic author by an early grammarian.
  • n. A remark or observation subjoined to a demonstration or a train of reasoning.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A marginal note, annotation, or remark; an explanatory comment; specifically, an explanatory remark annexed to a Latin or Greek author by an early grammarian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a marginal note written by a scholiast (a commentator on ancient or classical literature)


New Latin, from Greek skholion, diminutive of skholē, lecture, school; see segh- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
New Latin, from Greek σχόλιον (comment), from σχολή (discussion). (Wiktionary)


  • A very important characteristic regarding attributes is established in 2P7 and its scholium, which is sometimes referred to in the literature as the “parallelism doctrine.”


  • "Of course the scholium was the real achievement -- but you threw up an installation in record time, too, it seems to me."

    A Case Of Conscience

  • The same thing is related (in a well-known 'scholium') to have been done by Apolinarius and Theodore of Mopsuestia.

    The Causes of the Corruption of the Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels Being the Sequel to The Traditional Text of the Holy Gospels

  • Then came nepenthe and scholium, aleatoric and consuetude.

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  • The general description of 2P7 and its scholium is discussed above in Section 1.6.


  • Spinoza explains this proposition in the scholium:


  • Finally, and perhaps most importantly, given the holistic and systematic nature of Spinoza's metaphysics and the central role attributes play in it, the article points out how the different interpretative options on one issue bear on others (e.g. the number of attributes and the understanding of 2P7 and its scholium).


  • It is thus advisable to stay clear of it and simply refer to this doctrine as “2P7 and its scholium.”


  • Gueroult, in order to account for the professed identity between modes of different attributes in 2P7 and its scholium, considers 1P28 which states:


  • Therefore, the understanding of the nature of the union of mind and body depends on one's interpretation of Spinoza's theory of attributes and 2P7 and its scholium in particular.



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