Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New Words and Cute Guys #4


noun / ˈkōˌdeks/

     1.     An ancient manuscript text in book form

     2.     An official list of medicines, chemicals, etc

Yes, the printed and bound relics we call a books are properly referred to as a codices—singularly a codex. A codex has multiple separate leaves of written, printed, or illustrated matter, bound between two protective covers. This format has been with us for nearly two thousand years.

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