American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A manuscript volume, especially of a classic work or of the Scriptures.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A code.
- n. A manuscript volume, complete or fragmentary, as of a classic work or of the sacred Scriptures. The most famous codices of the Greek Bible are the following uncial manuscripts: the Sinaitic Codex, of the fourth century, found by Tischendorf in 1844 and 1859 at the convent of St. Catharine on Mt. Sinai, and now in St. Petersburg (part in Leipsic); the Vatican Codex, also of the fourth century, in the Vatican library at Rome (contained in its first catalogue, 1475); the Alexandrine or Alexandrian Codex, of the fifth century, given to the patriarchate of Alexandria in 1098, and presented by Cyril Lucar, of that see and afterward of Constantinople, to Charles I. of England in 1628, and now in the British Museum; the Codex Guelferbytanus, or Wolfenbüttel fragments, of the fifth or sixth century, recovered from a palimpsest of Isidore of Seville; the Codex Claromontanus, or Clermont manuscript of St. Paul's epistles, now in Paris, a palimpsest of the sixth century, written over the Phaethon of Euripides, etc. The most important manuscript of the Vulgate is the Codex Amiatinus. The copy of the Gothic Bible known as the Codex Argenteus (silver manuscript) from its silver letters (initials and divine names in gold), formerly at Werden in Westphalia, now at Upsala in Sweden, is noted both for this peculiarity and as being the most important of the few extant remains of the Gothic language. Among secular books, one of the most celebrated is the Codex Ambrosianus of the Iliad, containing 58 pictures, of all existing manuscript illustrations retaining most of the character of good antique art.
- n. A collection of approved medical formulas, with the processes necessary for forming the compounds referred to in it: as, the French codex.
- n. an early manuscript book
- n. a book bound in the modern manner, by joining pages, as opposed to a rolled scroll
- n. an official list of medicines and medicinal ingredients
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A book; a manuscript.
- n. A collection or digest of laws; a code.
- n. An ancient manuscript of the Sacred Scriptures, or any part of them, particularly the New Testament.
- n. A collection of canons.
- n. an official list of chemicals or medicines etc.
- n. an unbound manuscript of some ancient classic (as distinguished from a scroll)
- From Latin cōdex, variant spelling of caudex ("tree trunk”, “book”, “notebook"); compare caudex (in botany). (Wiktionary)
- Latin cōdex, cōdic-, tree trunk, wooden tablet, book, variant of caudex, trunk. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In the vellum codex, though each leaf might have only one fold, and thus technically be considered as a folio, the actual shape of it was nearly square, hence its name of _codex quadratus_.”
““My brother continues to use the word codex to describe the Shroud,” Anne said.”
“Strictly speaking, a codex is a book or manuscript in European-style format.”
“The term codex is something of a misnomer but it has become standard usage.”
“Reading from right to left as the codex is supposed to be read the following panel depicts George Washington and Abraham Lincoln printing erotic images in the green shade of US currency.”
“The rest of the codex is illustrated with comic book characters, religious iconography and imagery, appropriated engravings, Mexican erotica, ethnic stereotypes, Mayan symbols and figures, automobiles, airplanes, and book excerpts.”
“While this codex is in a native or slightly acculturated style, the broken tree motif, for example, is said to show definite European influence.”
“As McGann has said, what hypertexts make clear about any text texts in codex form, for instance is that they should not [be] primarily understood as containers or even vehicles of meaning.”
““But a codex is a book, an ancient manuscript,” Castle objected.”
“The music in the codex is a topic in itself and offers a wonderful snapshot of the state of music composition in the 12th century: the texts for St. James along with their accompanying monophonic tropes and sequences clearly illustrate how the liturgy was expanded and embellished for a new great feast day.”
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