Codicology

Codicology’s Definitions

Merriam Webster’s Dictionary defined it as: “the study of manuscripts as cultural artifacts for historical purposes”[1]

Dictionary.com defined it as: “the study of manuscripts”[2]

Lexico defined it as: “The study of manuscripts and their interrelationships.”[3]

Codicology’s Etymology

1950s – “from French codicologie, from Latin codex, codic- (see codex).”[3]

1953 – Allegedly the first known use.
“Latin codic-, codex + -o- + English -logy[1]

20th century – “via French from Latin codic-, codex + -logy”[2]

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References:

[1] – “Codicology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/codicology. Accessed 8 Oct. 2020.

[2] – https://www.dictionary.com/browse/codicology. Accessed 8 Oct. 2020.

[3] – https://www.lexico.com/definition/codicology. Accessed 8 Oct. 2020.

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