Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_1983 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts

Contents

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.

Condition

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.

Hand(s)

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

Binding

Old binding of leather over stout wooden boards.

History

Origin:

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.

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

Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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