codicology

the study of codices (early handwritten books)

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  • Codicology — (from Latin cōdex, genitive cōdicis, notebook, book ; and Greek λογία, logia) is the study of books as physical objects, especially manuscripts written on parchment (or paper) in codex form. It is often referred to as the archaeology of the book …   Wikipedia

  • codicology — [kō΄də kä′lə jē, käd΄əkä′lə jē] n. Chiefly Brit. the study of manuscripts as artifacts in their cultural context * * * …   Universalium

  • codicology — [kō΄də kä′lə jē, käd΄əkä′lə jē] n. Chiefly Brit. the study of manuscripts as artifacts in their cultural context …   English World dictionary

  • codicology — noun Etymology: Latin codic , codex + o + English logy Date: 1953 the study of manuscripts as cultural artifacts for historical purposes • codicological adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • codicology — study of manuscripts Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • codicology — n. study of manuscripts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • codicology — [ˌkəʊdɪ kɒlədʒi] noun the study of manuscripts and their interrelationships. Derivatives codicological adjective codicologically adverb Origin 1950s: from Fr. codicologie, from L. codex (see codex) …   English new terms dictionary

  • codicology — co·di·col·o·gy …   English syllables

  • codicology — n. the study of manuscripts. Derivatives: codicological adj. codicologically adv. Etymology: F codicologie f. L codex codicis: see CODEX …   Useful english dictionary

  • GENIZAH, CAIRO — Introduction The term genizah is a word shortened from the rabbinical Hebrew phrase bet genizah (see also genizah ). Its counterpart in late biblical Hebrew is genez (pl. genazim, ginzei) which in Esther evidently means a treasury, as well as the …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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