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codices

[koh-duh-seez, kod-uh-]
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noun
  1. plural of codex.
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codex

[koh-deks]
noun, plural co·di·ces [koh-duh-seez, kod-uh-] /ˈkoʊ dəˌsiz, ˈkɒd ə-/.
  1. a quire of manuscript pages held together by stitching: the earliest form of book, replacing the scrolls and wax tablets of earlier times.
  2. a manuscript volume, usually of an ancient classic or the Scriptures.
  3. Archaic. a code; book of statutes.
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Origin of codex

1575–85; < Latin cōdex, caudex tree-trunk, book (formed orig. from wooden tablets); cf. code
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Historical Examples

  • I'd only accept it so far as it agrees with the Vulgate and the Codices.

    My New Curate

    P.A. Sheehan

  • No greater number than this has ever been found in any of the codices or on the monuments.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold

  • His sign is found throughout the codices, in paintings, and among the glyphs.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold

  • Much might be said on the codices and books that have been left us by the historians.

    The American Egypt

    Channing Arnold

  • Outlines of the glyphs: a, b, In the codices; c, in the inscriptions.


British Dictionary definitions for codices

codices

noun
  1. the plural of codex
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codex

noun plural codices (ˈkəʊdɪˌsiːz, ˈkɒdɪ-)
  1. a volume, in book form, of manuscripts of an ancient text
  2. obsolete a legal code
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin: tree trunk, wooden block, book
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Word Origin and History for codices

codex

n.

"manuscript volume (especially an ancient one)," 1845, from Latin codex (see code (n.)).

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