codicology

noun
co·​di·​col·​o·​gy | \ ˌkō-də-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce codicology (audio) , ˌkä- \

Definition of codicology

: the study of manuscripts as cultural artifacts for historical purposes

Other Words from codicology

codicological \ ˌkō-​də-​kə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce codicology (audio) , ˌkä-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of codicology

1953, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for codicology

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

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“Codicology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/codicology. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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