codex

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See also: Codex and códex

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From Latin cōdex, variant spelling of caudex (tree trunk, book, notebook); compare caudex (in botany).

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codex (plural codices or codexes)

  1. An early manuscript book.
  2. A book bound in the modern manner, by joining pages, as opposed to a rolled scroll.
  3. An official list of medicines and medicinal ingredients.

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  1. ^ codex”, in OED Online Paid subscription required, Oxford: Oxford University Press, launched 2000.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin cōdex.

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codex m (plural codex)

  1. codex (all senses).

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cōdex m (genitive cōdicis); third declension

  1. Alternative form of caudex (tree trunk; book, notebook)
    • c 49 AD, Seneca, De Brevitate Vitae (On the Shortness of Life), Penguin, →ISBN, page 21:
      That was Claudius, who for this reason was called Caudex because a structure linking several wooden planks was called in antiquity a caudex. Hence too the Law Tables are called codices, and even today the boats which carry provisions up the Tiber are called by the old-fashioned name codicariae.

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Third-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cōdex cōdicēs
Genitive cōdicis cōdicum
Dative cōdicī cōdicibus
Accusative cōdicem cōdicēs
Ablative cōdice cōdicibus
Vocative cōdex cōdicēs

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