Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS. Bodl. Or. 192 (Bodleian Library, Oxford University)

Oriental Manuscripts


Summary of Contents: One collection of dialogues, sentences, and proverbs in Ottoman Turkish, seemingly aimed at learners and one anonymous collection of stories about Nasreddin, Hoca, active 13th century.

Language(s): Ottoman Turkish

2. folios 53b-96a
Author: anonymous
Incipit: (folio 53b, line 1) کونلردن بر کون نصر الدین خواجه منبره چقوب [...]
Filiation: The Asian and Middle Eastern Special Collections at Oxford's Bodleian Libraries holds at least seven manuscripts of Nasreddin Hoca stories in Ottoman Turkish: MS. Bodl. Or. 627, MS. Bodl. Or. 185, MS. Laud. Or. 178, MS. Selden Superius 8, MS. Marsh 42, MS. Bodl. Or. 192 (this manuscript), and MS. Bodl. Or. 85.
Language(s): Colloquial Ottoman Turkish.


Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 96 folios
Dimensions (leaf): 13.7 × 8.9 mm.


Single column of 6 lines per page.


Script: Large nesta‘līḳ. Scribe(s) unknown.


Origin: Place and date of origin unknown.

Provenance and Acquisition

Donated to the Bodleian by William Wood, fellow of Queen's College Oxford, on 22 April 1752.

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