Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.38 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


A Turkish grammar and vocabulary for the use of Arabs.

Contains an introduction plus a section on nouns and a section on verbs.

The work is dedicated to Sultān Abū Manṣūr.

Incipit: الحمد لله الذي شرف الإنسان وزينه بالنطق واللسان وكرّمه على سائر المخلوقات وفضل من شاء من عباده بالفصاحة والإهداء إلى تميز اللغات
Explicit: هذا كله في الاتصال وأما في الانفصال فعلامة الغائب وحده هو أول وعلامة الغائب ومعه غيره او المعظم نفسه هم اولر فهي علامة المفرد بزيادة علامة الجمع وهي لفظة لر والله أعلم بالصواب وإليه المرجع والمآب
Language(s): Arabic and Ottoman Turkish


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 61 ff.


Well-written Turkish Naskh

Additions: MarginaliaFormer owner of the book has written pronunciation of Turkish words in Roman script.


Origin: Undated

Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on "E. G. Browne: A supplementary hand-list of the Muhammadan manuscripts, including all those written in the Arabic character, preserved in the Library of the University of Cambridge. Cambridge, 1922", and "E.H. Palmer A Descriptive Catalogue of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Cambridge, London 1870".


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Funding of Cataloguing

Trinity College Cambridge


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