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[koh-duh-seez, kod-uh-] /ˈkoʊ dəˌsiz, ˈkɒd ə-/

plural of .
[koh-deks] /ˈkoʊ dɛks/
noun, plural codices
[koh-duh-seez, kod-uh-] /ˈkoʊ dəˌsiz, ˈkɒd ə-/ (Show IPA)
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.
/ˈkəʊdɪˌsiːz; ˈkɒdɪ-/
the plural of codex
noun (pl) codices (ˈkəʊdɪˌsiːz; ˈkɒdɪ-)
a volume, in book form, of manuscripts of an ancient text
(obsolete) a legal code

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


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