scholiast

Definitions of scholiast
1

n a scholar who writes explanatory notes on an author (especially an ancient commentator on a classical author)

Types:
glossarist
a scholiast who writes glosses or glossaries
Type of:
bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student
a learned person (especially in the humanities); someone who by long study has gained mastery in one or more disciplines

Sign up, it's free!

Whether you're a student, an educator, or a lifelong learner, Vocabulary.com can put you on the path to systematic vocabulary improvement.