postil definition

  • noun:
    • A Bible discourse written in its margins.
    • A marginal note.
    • a brief homily or discourse on a passage of Scripture.
    • an accumulation of homilies.
    • initially, an explanatory note when you look at the margin of the Bible, so-called because written after the text; therefore, a marginal note; a comment.
    • A short homily or discourse on a passage of Scripture.
    • A note or discuss some passage through of Scripture, printed in the margin of a Bible, therefore called since it then followed the text; any explanatory comment or comment on the writing regarding the Bible; for this reason, any limited note.
    • a few opinions, especially on Scripture; a commentary, or written exposition.
    • A sermon or homily; specifically, a homily after and managing regarding the liturgical gospel; additionally, a collection of such homilies.
  • verb:
    • To write marginal or explanatory records on; to gloss.
    • to create postils, or marginal notes; to comment; to postillate.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To write limited or explanatory notes on; to gloss.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To write postils, or limited records; to comment; to postillate.
  • others:
    • to publish or provide a postil.
    • to spell out or show by a postil.

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