- plural of codex.
- a quire of manuscript pages held together by stitching: the earliest form of book, replacing the scrolls and wax tablets of earlier times.
- a manuscript volume, usually of an ancient classic or the Scriptures.
- Archaic. a code; book of statutes.
Origin of codex
Related Words for codicesessay, album, novel, publication, dictionary, pamphlet, text, work, manual, textbook, fiction, volume, edition, magazine, booklet, brochure, writing, copy, tome, paperback
Examples from the Web for codices
Historical Examples of codices
I'd only accept it so far as it agrees with the Vulgate and the Codices.My New Curate
No greater number than this has ever been found in any of the codices or on the monuments.
His sign is found throughout the codices, in paintings, and among the glyphs.
Much might be said on the codices and books that have been left us by the historians.
Outlines of the glyphs: a, b, In the codices; c, in the inscriptions.An Introduction to the Study of the Maya Hieroglyphs
Sylvanus Griswold Morley
- the plural of codex
- a volume, in book form, of manuscripts of an ancient text
- obsolete a legal code
Word Origin for codex
"manuscript volume (especially an ancient one)," 1845, from Latin codex (see code (n.)).