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codicology

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noun co·di·col·o·gy \ˌkō-də-ˈkä-lə-jē, ˌkä-\

Definition of codicology

  1. :  the study of manuscripts as cultural artifacts for historical purposes

co·di·co·log·i·cal play \-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective


Origin of codicology

Latin codic-, codex + -o- + English -logy


First Known Use: 1953


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