Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_1149 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Giwargis Warda, Hymns.

Title: Hymns (ʿonyata) of Giwargis Warda and others.
Language(s): Syriac

The longer recension, consisting of ʿonyata said at the 'for ever and ever' at the night service (ff. 1r-238r) followed by a supplement of 'other ʿonyata' (239r-258r).

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 32½ cm.
Extent: 262 ff.


Written in a clear regular East Syriac hand dated 1990 AS ( = 1678 CE). The scribe gives the name of his teacher Isḥaq son of Mqisheya ʿAzar and Mosul as the place of writing.


Bound in bare paper boards with a canvas backstrip and wide woven head- and tailbands.



Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by Huw Ifor Lloyd, 1928.

It was formerly ms. Alqosh 164 (Vosté, 61), apparently taken from that library not long before it came to England with Lloyd.

Record Sources

For a full description see J. F. Coakley, Catalogue of Syriac manuscripts in Cambridge University Library acquired since 1901 (2018).


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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