What does Codex mean?

Definitions for Codex
ˈkoʊ dɛks; ˈkoʊ dəˌsiz, ˈkɒd ə-Codex

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. codex(noun)

    an official list of chemicals or medicines etc.

  2. codex, leaf-book(noun)

    an unbound manuscript of some ancient classic (as distinguished from a scroll)


  1. codex(Noun)

    an early manuscript book

    Etymology: From codex, variant spelling of caudex; compare caudex (in botany).

  2. codex(Noun)

    a book bound in the modern manner, by joining pages, as opposed to a rolled scroll

    Etymology: From codex, variant spelling of caudex; compare caudex (in botany).

  3. codex(Noun)

    an official list of medicines and medicinal ingredients

    Etymology: From codex, variant spelling of caudex; compare caudex (in botany).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Codex(noun)

    a book; a manuscript

    Etymology: [L. See Code.]

  2. Codex(noun)

    a collection or digest of laws; a code

    Etymology: [L. See Code.]

  3. Codex(noun)

    an ancient manuscript of the Sacred Scriptures, or any part of them, particularly the New Testament

    Etymology: [L. See Code.]

  4. Codex(noun)

    a collection of canons

    Etymology: [L. See Code.]


  1. Codex

    A codex is a book made up of a number of sheets of paper, vellum, or similar, with hand-written content, usually stacked and bound by fixing one edge and with covers thicker than the sheets, but sometimes continuous and folded concertina-style. The alternative to paged codex format for a long document is the continuous scroll. Examples of folded codices are the Maya codices. Sometimes the term is used for a book-style format, including modern printed books but excluding folded books. Developed by the Romans from wooden writing tablets, its gradual replacement of the scroll, the dominant form of book in the ancient world, has been termed the most important advance in the history of the book prior to the invention of printing. The codex all together transformed the shape of the book itself and offered a form that lasted for centuries. The spread of the codex is often associated with the rise of Christianity, which adopted the format for the Bible early on. First described by the 1st-century AD Roman poet Martial, who praised its convenient use, the codex achieved numerical parity with the scroll around AD 300, and had completely replaced it throughout the now Christianised Greco-Roman world by the 6th century.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Codex

    kō′deks, n. a code: a manuscript volume:—pl. Codices (kod′i-sēz). [L. codex or caudex, the trunk of a tree, a set of tablets, a book.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Codex in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Codex in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of Codex in a Sentence

  1. Markus Lipp:

    More work will be done over the next few years to see if the levels could be further adjusted. the current acceptable limit for benzoates by the Codex Alimentarius Commission is set to be 250mg/kg.

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