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

  • n. Plural of codex.

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  • n. Plural form of codex.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Plural of codex.


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  • Of particular importance are the four surviving codices from the Yucatan area (the Dresden, Paris, Madrid, and Grolier).

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  • Overlooking the Spanish Inquisition, and a bonfire of Indian idols and codices, is a surrealist figure of a grotesque hand-with-eyes, symbolizing an empty head, a brain that doesn't think, an intelligence without control, an invasion.

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  • Those documents were called codices and their creation was so important, as much in the artistic conception of them as in the material realization, that the “writers” of codices were considered superior beings and their activities sacred.


  • Codices Electronici Sangallenses’ (CESG) goal is to give digital access to the medieval codices from the Abbey Library of St. Gallen in Switzerland.

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  • Dating from the 11th to the 18th centuries, the texts, known as codices, contained personalized messages for their powerful readers, including the popes who turned their pages.

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  • Ancient Romans arguably created the first modern form of books called codices by tying together parchment paper between two wooden slabs.

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  • In the past, the colorful panels they created were thought to be merely decorative, but studies have shown that many of these ceramic pieces display glyphs similar to those found in Mexico's famous codices, meaning that the countless ceramics spirited out of western Mexico over the years probably contain a wealth of valuable information.

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  • What was digitized: the digital manuscript collection includes two different sorts of objects: complete manuscript books, or "codices," and separate leaves and cuttings — fragments separated from their original contexts

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  • As that form subsequently crept into general use, the books were known as "codices;" and hence the ordinary term as applied to manuscript volumes.

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  • Unlike codices, which show stylized figures only understood by experts, the little clay figures give us a three-dimensional look at people chatting with their neighbors, carrying on business or playing everyday games.

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