Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

R.13.50 (Wren Library, Trinity College Cambridge)

Oriental Manuscripts


A Persian grammar and vocabulary for the use of Arabs

This work is chiefly intended to ensure the accurate orthography and pronunciation of Persian words. Turkish explanations of the Persian words have also been inserted.

It is divided into two parts: Vocabulary and Introduction to Persian Accidence.

Incipit: الحمد لله الذي ألهمنا اللغات والعبارات ويسر جريانها على الألسنة وسائر الآلات
Explicit: وأما في أسماء الساكنة الأواخر فبزيادة الكاف فقط نحو پرک ودخترک وغيرهما وقد مرّ سبب الإخصار والتصغير مراراً
Language(s): Arabic, Persian and Turkish


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 73 ff.


Beautifully executed Turkish Naskh

Additions: On f. 2r. is a complete qaṣīdah by Cogia Çelebi Effendī. On f. 2v. is an address or form of dedication to the reigning sultan. On the fly-leaf and last page are some scraps of Persian and Turkish poetry.


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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