Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Arabic MSS suppl. 87 (Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms project)

Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms project collection


Summary of Contents: This manuscript contains commentary on the book of Aphorisms attributed to Hippocrates.

Original manuscript in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

This is Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq's Translation of Galen's commentary on the Hippocratic Aphorisms. The first several folios are missing, so it begins in the middle of comm. on lemma i. 15. The beginning of each Book is as follows: Bk2: 13a; Bk3: 44b; Bk4: 72b; Bk5: 111a; Bk6: 144a; Bk7: 161a.

The copy is unnamed.

Language(s): Arabic


de Slane, 1883-95, p. 511.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 196 leaves
Dimensions (leaf):


One column with 19 lines


The text is written in naskh.


Marginalia: The copy has been collated with the exemplar as well as with another manuscript. The copyist has entered many corrections in the margins.


Origin: The copy was completed in 1163 H; (1691 AD) by Muhammad al-Ghafiri. 1691 AD.


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Funding of Cataloguing

European Research Council


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