Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

IO Islamic 3717 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library

Dictionary of medicines, pharmacology


Untitled and anonymously-written Persian dictionary of medicines, classified into 1) vegetal, 2) animal, and 3) mineral substances

The equivalent names for each substance are also given in Greek, Arabic, Hindavi, as well as others


Language(s): Persian, Arabic, Urdu, Greek

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 234 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 316 × 210 mm.
Dimensions (written):



Origin: 19th century CE Saharanpur ; India

Record Sources

Based on unpublished description in Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the India Office Library, vol. 3. Available on British Library Digitised Manuscripts, manuscript number: MSS Eur E207/24_f024r


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