Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A manuscript volume, especially of a classic work or of the Scriptures.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A code.
  • noun A manuscript volume, complete or fragmentary, as of a classic work or of the sacred Scriptures.
  • noun A collection of approved medical formulas, with the processes necessary for forming the compounds referred to in it: as, the French codex.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A book; a manuscript.
  • noun A collection or digest of laws; a code.
  • noun An ancient manuscript of the Sacred Scriptures, or any part of them, particularly the New Testament.
  • noun A collection of canons.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun an early manuscript book
  • noun a book bound in the modern manner, by joining pages, as opposed to a rolled scroll
  • noun an official list of medicines and medicinal ingredients

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an official list of chemicals or medicines etc.
  • noun an unbound manuscript of some ancient classic (as distinguished from a scroll)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin cōdex, cōdic-, tree trunk, wooden tablet, book, variant of caudex, trunk.]

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From Latin cōdex, variant spelling of caudex ("tree trunk”, “book”, “notebook"); compare caudex (in botany).

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