Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or. 1885 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Oriental Manuscripts

Contents

Summary of Contents: A collection of magical writings. This manuscript contains a compendium of magical and computational writings with a particular emphasis on astrological matters. Folio 3r contains an illuminated border with the “evil eye”.
2r-8r
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ሕሙም
Language(s): Geez
3r-3v
Title: ናሁ ፡ ወጠንኩ ፡ ፍካሬሆሙ ፡ ለ፲ወ፪ክዋክብት
Language(s): Geez

large number of magical names and words

4r-5r
Title: ሠውር
Language(s): Geez
5v-6r
Title: ሸርጣን
Language(s): Geez
6v-7v
Title: አሰድ
Language(s): Geez
8r-9r
Title: አሰድ
Language(s): Geez
9v-10r
Title: ሰንቦላ
Language(s): Geez
9v-11v
Title: ሚዛን
Language(s): Geez
12r
Title: አቅራብ
Language(s): Geez
12v-13r
Title: ሰውስ
Language(s): Geez
13v-14r
Title: XX
Language(s): Geez
14v-15r
Title: ደላዊ
Language(s): Geez
15v-16r
Title: ሑት
Language(s): Geez
16v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ልደት
Language(s): Geez
16v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ብእሲ ፡ ወብእሲት
Language(s): Geez
16v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ አድባር
Language(s): Geez
16v-17v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ አድባር
Language(s): Geez
18r
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ፍኖት
Language(s): Geez
18r-18v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ሐዊረ ፡ ቤተ ፡ ደዉይ
Language(s): Geez
19r-28v
Title: አንቀጽ ፡ በእንተ ፡ ብእሲ ፡ ወብእሲት
Language(s): Geez
29r
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ብሩህ ፡ ደመና ፡ በወርኃ ፡ መስከረም
Language(s): Geez
29v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ጠቢባን
Language(s): Geez
30r-31v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ አድባር
Language(s): Geez
32r-34v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ክዋክብት
Language(s): Geez
35r-36r
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ አርእስተ ፡ አጣሊስ
Language(s): Geez
36v-41v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ጥብፅ
Language(s): Geez
42r-42v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ መዋዒ ፡ ወተመዋዒ
Language(s): Geez
43r-43v
Title: አውደ ፡ ነቢያት
Language(s): Geez
44r-45r
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ደዊት[sic]
Language(s): Geez
45v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ዕለት
Language(s): Geez
46r-47v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ደንኤል[sic]
Language(s): Geez
48r-50v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ንጽቢ
Language(s): Geez
51r-52v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ሕሙም
Language(s): Geez
53r-53v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ጥፍዓተ ፡ ንዋይ
Language(s): Geez
54r-68r
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ኍልቈ ፡ ፋል
Language(s): Geez
68v-69v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ድዉይ
Language(s): Geez
70r-72v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ነባር ፡ ዘኮከብ
Language(s): Geez
73r-76v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ሠርቀ ፡ ሌሊት
Language(s): Geez
77r
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ዘትሁብ ፡ ሰማ ፡ ወእማ
Language(s): Geez
77v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ እንግዳ
Language(s): Geez
77v
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ፍቅር
Language(s): Geez
78r
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ጸብእ
Language(s): Geez
78r-79r
Title: ሐሳበ ፡ ብእሲ ፡ ወብእሲት
Language(s): Geez
79v-82r
Title: ጸሎተ ፡ በእንተ ፡ ሕማመ ፡ ዓይን
Language(s): Geez
82v-86r
Title: መጽሔተ ፡ ሰሎሞን
Language(s): Geez
86v
Title: ጸሎተ ፡ ድንጋፄ ፡ ኢየሱስ
Language(s): Geez
87r-87v
Title: ጸሎተ ፡ ድንጋፄ ፡ ኢየሱስ
Language(s): Geez
87r-87v
Title: ጸሎት ፡ በእንተ ፡ ሕማመ ፡ ቁርፀት
Language(s): Geez
88r-91v
Title: ጸሎት ፡ በእንተ ፡ ሕማመ ፡ ባርያ ፡ ወሌጌዎን
Language(s): Geez
92r
Title: ጸሎት ፡ በእንተ ፡ ሕማመ ፡ ባርያ ፡ ወሌጌዎን
Language(s): Geez
92v-93r
Title: ጸሎት ፡ በእንተ ፡ ሕማመ ፡ ዛር
Language(s): Geez
92v-93r
Title: ጸሎት ፡ በእንተ ፡ ሕማመ ፡ ዛር
Language(s): Geez
93v-96v
Title: ጸሎት ፡ ጽንስ
Language(s): Geez
97r-103v
Title: additiones
Language(s): Geez

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 104 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 19.5 × 12.7 cm.

Layout

22-26 lines per leaf. Folio104is blank.

Hand(s)

Mediocre to poor.

The additions at ff. 97r-103v are from a different hand.

Decoration

  • 107r Illuminated border with "evil eye";
  • 97r-103v contain astrological computations, magical squares, and crude drawings.

Binding

Loose wooden boards. Water stained towards end.

History

Origin: 19th cent.; Ethiopia.

Provenance and Acquisition

Ethiopia.

Donated to Cambridge University by Armbruster, C. H. (Carl Hubert), 1874-1957 on 26 February 1907

Record Sources

Description based on Catalogue of Ethiopian manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library / by Edward Ullendorff and Stephen G. Wright; with a contribution by D.A. Hubbard.Cambridge University Press.1961

Availability

Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid reader's card for admissions procedures contact Cambridge University Library Admissions. Contact near_eastern@lib.cam.ac.uk for further information on the availability of this manuscript

Bibliography

    bookhttp://zotero.org/users/local/VPTDBJud/items/2GNGMD9M Catalogue of Ethiopian manuscripts in the Cambridge University Library / by Edward Ullendorff and Stephen G. Wright ; with a contribution by D.A. Hubbard. EdwardUllendorff Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1961

Funding of Cataloguing

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