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Codex

A codex (Latin caudex for "trunk of a tree" or block of wood, book; plural codices) 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.

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Lectionary 70 - Description
... The codex contains Lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium) with some lacunae at the beginning and end ... reading ἐκεῖ καὶ προῆλθον αὐτούς along with Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Vaticanus, 0187 (omit εκει), 892, ℓ 49, ℓ 69, ℓ 299, ℓ 303, ℓ 333 ...
Lectionary 69 - Description
... The codex contains Lessons from the Gospels of John, Matthew, Luke lectionary (Evangelistarium) with some lacunae ... has textual reading ἐκεῖ καὶ προῆλθον αὐτούς along with Codex Sinaiticus, Codex Vaticanus, 0187 (omit εκει), 892, ℓ 49, ℓ 70, ℓ 299, ℓ 303, ℓ 333, ℓ 1579 ...
List Of New Testament Latin Manuscripts - Old Latin - Editions
... The Epistles and Apocalypse from the Codex Harleianus ... The Four Gospels from the Codex Corbeiensis, together with fragments of the Catholic Epistles, of the Acts and of the Apocalypse from the Fleury Palimpsest ... Epistolarum Pauli Codex Graecus cum versione Latino veteri vulgo Antehieronymiana olim Buernerianus nunc Bibliothecae Electoralis Dresdeiisis.. ...
Speciálník Codex
... The Speciálník Codex (CZ-HKm MS II.A.7) is a 15th-century speciálník (i.e ... works for two, three, and four voices, the Codex is one of the oldest surviving collections of Czech Renaissance polyphony, and originated in the Utraquist ...
Codex - Bookbinding
... these assembled folios trimmed and curved were called "codex" in order to differentiate it from the "case" which we now know as "hard cover" ... Binding the codex was clearly a different procedure from binding the "case" ... book instead, but a few others, attached to their traditions, still use the terms "codex" and "case" ...

More definitions of "codex":

  • (noun): An unbound manuscript of some ancient classic (as distinguished from a scroll).
    Synonyms: leaf-book