[al-ig-zan-dree-nuh s, -drahy-, -zahn-]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for alexandrinus

Historical Examples of alexandrinus

  • 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.


    Thomas Wright Jackson

  • For example, Alexandrinus Olympius, another mystic, tried magical arts against Plotinus.

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