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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [koh-duh-seez, kod-uh-]
    • /ˈkoʊ dəˌsiz, ˈkɒd ə-/
    • /ˈkəʊ.deks/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [koh-duh-seez, kod-uh-]
    • /ˈkoʊ dəˌsiz, ˈkɒd ə-/

Definitions of codices word

  • noun codices Codices is the plural of codex. 3
  • noun codices plural of codex. 1
  • noun plural codices a quire of manuscript pages held together by stitching: the earliest form of book, replacing the scrolls and wax tablets of earlier times. 1
  • noun plural codices a manuscript volume, usually of an ancient classic or the Scriptures. 1
  • noun plural codices Archaic. a code; book of statutes. 1
  • noun codices Plural form of codex. 1

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Origin of codices

First appearance:

before 1575
One of the 34% oldest English words
1575-85; < Latin cōdex, caudex tree-trunk, book (formed orig. from wooden tablets); cf. code

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Parts of speech for Codices


codices popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 80% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for codices

noun codices

  • album — An album is a record with about 25 minutes of music on each side. You can also refer to a collection of songs that is available on a record or CD as an album.
  • novel — Roman Law. an imperial enactment subsequent and supplementary to an imperial compilation and codification of authoritative legal materials. Usually, Novels. imperial enactments subsequent to the promulgation of Justinian's Code and supplementary to it: one of the four divisions of the Corpus Juris Civilis.
  • publication — the act of publishing a book, periodical, map, piece of music, engraving, or the like.
  • dictionary — (as modifier)
  • pamphlet — a complete publication of generally less than 80 pages stitched or stapled together and usually having a paper cover.

Antonyms for codices

noun codices

  • disorganization — a breaking up of order or system; disunion or disruption of constituent parts.
  • disorder — lack of order or regular arrangement; confusion: Your room is in utter disorder.

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