Thursday, May 17, 2007
The Sciolist would be a good name for a blog like this one. Unfortunately http://sciolist.blogspot.com/ was appropriated by someone who made only two inane blog posts back in 2003. There should be a way to reclaim these abandoned blog names.
Sciolist comes from Latin sciolus, a disparaging diminutive of scius (knowing).
Lewis & Short in their Latin dictionary, s.v. sciolus, cite Arnobius 2.86 (text doubtful) and three passages from St. Jerome's letters (48.18, 58.5, and 125.16).