Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2011 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


Bar-Hebraeus, Grammars; with miscellaneous short pieces.

ff. 1v-69v.
Title: Shorter, metrical grammar.
Language(s): Syriac

The grammar on ff. 1v-55r is followed (ff. 55v-66r) by various short sections, including the memra "Follow Aristotle" (ff. 55v-60v) with glosses in Syriac and Garshuni Arabic.

ff. 69v-223r.
Title: Book of rays (ṣemḥe)

The longer, prose grammar.

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 29½ cm.
Extent: 225 ff.


Written in a clear serto hand with many vowels, and dated 2047 = 1736 CE.


Bound in Cambridge in quarter leather.



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.518-24.


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Funding of Cataloguing

Cambridge University Library


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