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Definition of "codices" [codices]

  • Plural of codex. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "codices" in a sentence
  • "Of particular importance are the four surviving codices from the Yucatan area (the Dresden, Paris, Madrid, and Grolier)."
  • "Overlooking the Spanish Inquisition, and a bonfire of Indian idols and codices, is a surrealist figure of a grotesque hand-with-eyes, symbolizing an empty head, a brain that doesn't think, an intelligence without control, an invasion."
  • "Those documents were called codices and their creation was so important, as much in the artistic conception of them as in the material realization, that the “writers” of codices were considered superior beings and their activities sacred."