co·​di·​col·​o·​gy ˌkō-də-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce codicology (audio)
: the study of manuscripts as cultural artifacts for historical purposes
codicological adjective

Word History


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

First Known Use

1953, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of codicology was in 1953

Dictionary Entries Near codicology

Cite this Entry

“Codicology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2023.

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