Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

ms. 47270 (SOAS Library, School of Oriental and African Studies)

Special Collections


3 works by 3 authors on the subject of Arabic language

Incipit: الكلمة لفظ وضع لمعنى مفرد وهى اسم وفعل ... وحرف لانها اما ان تدل على معنى فى نفسها او لا
Language(s): Arabic


Gacek 148
Incipit: اما بعد حمد الله ذى الانعام جاعل النحو فى الكلام كالملح فى الطعام ... فان الولد الاعز لا زال كاسمه مسعودا ... لما استظهر مختصر الاقناع وكشف عنه بحفظه فضلة القناع ... اردت ان المظه من كلام ... الامام ... عبد القاهر بن عبد الرحمن الجرجانى
Language(s): Arabic


Gacek 216

Also known as Mi’at ‘āmil.

Incipit: الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلوة على محمد و آله اجمعين وبعد فان العوامل في النحو على ما الفه الشيخ الامام عبد القاهر... الجرجانى ... مائة عامل وهي ... تنقسم الى قسمين لفظية ومعنوية
Language(s): Arabic


Gacek 34

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: laid paper. Colour: blue and yellowish laid paper laid paper
fol. 1b-41b 19.5 × 12.5 cm. 12 fol. 42b-70b 19.5 × 12 cm. 11.5 × 5.5 cm. fol. 73b-81a 19.5 × 12 cm. 12 × 5.5 cm.


Eleven lines per page.

Thirteen lines per page.

Thirteen lines per page.


Clear Nastaliq. Single line border in red, text rubricated. Clear Nastaliq. Single line border in red, text rubricated. Clear Nastaliq. Single line border in red, text rubricated.

  • marginalia: marginal and interlinear glosses.
  • marginalia: marginal glosses arranged in the form of trees.
  • marginalia: marginal (arranged in the form of trees) and interlinear glosses.


gregorian Half-leather binding (with flap)


Origin: copied in 990 AH; /1582 CE; copied in 987 AH; /1579 CE; copied in Dhu al-hajj 987 AH; /1579 CE

Provenance and Acquisition


Record Sources

"Manuscript description based on Adam Gacek : Catalogue of the Arabic manuscripts in the Library of the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 1981".


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