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Alexandrinus

[al-ig-zan-dree-nuh s, -drahy-, -zahn-] /ˌæl ɪg zænˈdri nəs, -ˈdraɪ-, -zɑn-/
noun
1.
the Greek uncial codex, dating from the early 5th century a.d., originally containing the complete text of the Greek Old and New Testaments.
Compare codex.
Origin of Alexandrinus
< Latin: literally, of Alexandria (Egypt); so called from its origin; see -ine1
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  • It appears probable that Cyril Lucar had brought it with Alexandrinus.

  • He also states that the black rat and the roof rat (Alexandrinus), both varieties of M. rattus, differ chiefly in color.

    Plague Thomas Wright Jackson
  • For example, Alexandrinus Olympius, another mystic, tried magical arts against Plotinus.

    Letters on Literature Andrew Lang
  • As for Plotinus, he remarked among his disciples, “Now the body of Alexandrinus is collapsing like an empty purse.”

    Letters on Literature Andrew Lang

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