Codex meaning

kō'dĕks'
A manuscript volume, especially of a classic work or of the Scriptures.
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A code, or body of laws.
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A manuscript volume, esp. of the Scriptures or of a classic text.
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A book bound in the modern manner, by joining pages, as opposed to a rolled scroll.
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Origin of codex

  • Latin cōdex cōdic- tree trunk, wooden tablet, book variant of caudex trunk
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin cōdex, variant spelling of caudex (“tree trunk”, “book”, “notebook”); compare caudex (in botany).
    From Wiktionary