Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1983 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


The Warda.

Title: The Warda.
Language(s): Syriac

Containing hymns (ʿonyata) for the E. Syriac night office for Sundays and festivals by Giwargis Warda and others.

This is the so-called short recension.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: Paper, 25½ cm.
Extent: 183 ff.


Many leaves are stained and soiled and some mutilated. Ff. 1* and 1** are a later supply of the 18th century. Leaves are wanting before f. 1 and after ff. 1**, 7, and 175.


Written in a good nearly monoline E. Syriac hand and dated 1861 = 1550 CE.


Old binding of leather over stout wooden boards.



Provenance and Acquisition

Acquired for the SPCK by George Percy Badger and presented to the Library in 1887.

Record Sources

For a full description see W. Wright and S. A. Cook, A Catalogue of the Syriac manuscripts in the library of the University of Cambridge (1901), i.265-82.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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