Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Add_2818 (University Library, Cambridge University)

Syriac Manuscripts


E. Syriac liturgical poetry.

ff. 1v-40v
Title: Turgame
Language(s): Syriac

Hymns before the Gospel, mostly for festivals.

ff. 41v-76r
Title: A memra on the eucharist.
Language(s): Syriac

In 12-syllable metre. It is anonymous in this ms. but is actually by Narsai.

ff. 76v-118v
Author: John bar Zoʿbi.
Title: Memre on the eucharist in 12-syllable metre, and on baptism and the holy leaven in 7-syllable metre.
Language(s): Syriac
ff. 119r-138v
Author: Ḥnanishoʿ I the Catholicos.
Title: A memra in 12-syllable metre on the holy Catholicos Ishoʿyahb
Language(s): Syriac
ff. 139r-140r
Author: Abdishoʿ of Nisibis.
Title: Two turgame.
Language(s): Syriac

Physical Description

Support: Paper, 23 cm.
Extent: 140 ff.


Written in a good upright E. Syriac hand of the 18th cent.


Bound in Cambridge in quarter leather.



Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased from Prof. William Wright in 1888.

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), ii.662-66.


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Funding of Cataloguing

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