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An annotation, explanation, or commentary on a particular passage in a book or document, which is ordinarily placed on the same page or in the margin to elucidate or amplify the passage.

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GLOSS. Interpretation, comment, explanation, or remark, intended to illustrate the text of an author.

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The idea to provide glosses in educational materials is based on the conviction that they can both encourage learners to read difficult texts and, simultaneously, to make their language learning burden lighter.
In both glosses, Clarembald follows the general pattern of presenting portions of Boethius' text then his own explanation, which sometimes includes a short survey of competing views and comparisons to or illustrations from other philosophers or theologians and Scripture.
49 Some glosses can leave your lips feeling parched, but not this fruit-flavoured gloss which contains intensive, softening moisturisers.
3) Wieland accepts this reading of the glosses and observes, 'We are clearly dealing with aids of the most basic nature here: hrethor and corona are characterized as nominatives, Agustini as genitive, haec and te as accusatives, dulcisono and sacris as ablatives.
The glosses are memorable for two chief characteristics: their firmly literal (Antiochene) line of exegesis, and their remarkable reliance on Eastern patristic sources.
The Old English glosses are straightforward lexical glosses, giving Old English equivalents of hard Latin words.
Research has shown that the effect of marginal glosses on reading comprehension and vocabulary retention is a controversial issue.
These later Jewish glosses on tsammah, typical examples of Rabbinic peshat, were quite influential in the medieval Bible translations.
IN 1965, Henry Hargreaves and Cecily Clark reported the existence of some sporadic glosses in a deluxe psalter written in the late twelfth century, which is often described as the last English copy of the Utrecht Psalter.
Lip glosses are bigger, shimmer more and are better than ever at caring for the lips.