Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Or_1296 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Hymns of Warda.

Title: Hymns (Ężonyata) by Giwargis Warda and others for Sundays, feasts, and commemorations.
Language(s): Syriac

The contents differ from the both the recorded recensions of this collection.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 30 cm.
Extent: 302 ff.


Ff. 1-18 are replacements for lost leaves at the beginning of the manuscript; but leaves are lost here too after ff. 12 and 15.


Written in a good regular East Syriac hand by an unknown scribe. The colophon on f. 302v states that the manuscript was finished on 16 March 2060 AS = 1749 CE in Darband in Tergawar.


Bound in Cambridge in quarter leather.



Provenance and Acquisition

Presented by the executors of the Rev. David Jenks,1935.

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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