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Apr 16, 2015This week’s theme
Words related to books
This week’s words
Codex Sancti Paschalis
Photo: Christopher John SSF
A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: A manuscript volume (as opposed to a scroll), especially of an ancient text.
From Latin codex (tree trunk, wood block, book). Earliest documented use: 1581.
“The most legendary is the Voynich manuscript (a handwritten codex carbon-dated to the 15th century and thought to have originated in Central Europe), which cryptographers have still yet to solve.”
David Kushner; The Web’s Deepest Mystery; Rolling Stone (New York); Jan 29, 2015.
See more usage examples of codex in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Never lend books -- nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me. -Anatole France, novelist, essayist, Nobel laureate (16 Apr 1844-1924)
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