marginalia

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English[edit]

handwritten marginalia

Etymology[edit]

From New Latin marginālia, from Medieval Latin neuter plural of marginālis (on the periphery), from Latin margō (border, edge). Compare margin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

marginalia pl (plural only)

  1. Notes in the margin of a document. [from 1830s]
    Synonyms: apostil
    We know what the composer was thinking as he wrote the piece because we can read his handwritten marginalia on the manuscript.

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Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

marginālia

  1. nominative neuter plural of marginālis
  2. accusative neuter plural of marginālis
  3. vocative neuter plural of marginālis

References[edit]

  • marginalia” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • marginalia in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[1], pre-publication website, 2005-2016