postil

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Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

postil (plural postils)

  1. (archaic) A Bible commentary written in its margins.
  2. A marginal note.
  3. A short homily or commentary on a passage of Scripture.
  4. A collection of homilies.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Late Latin postillo

Verb[edit]

postil (third-person singular simple present postils, present participle postiling or postilling, simple past and past participle postiled or postilled)

  1. (transitive) To write marginal or explanatory notes on; to gloss.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  2. (intransitive) To write postils, or marginal notes; to comment; to postillate.

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