Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

Delhi Persian 529 (Oriental Manuscripts, British Library)

India Office Library


1 copy of Gharāʾib al-lughāt

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Untitled commentary (erroneously endorsed at the beginning as the Gharāʾib al-lughāt) by an unnamed author, based on the Persian lexicographic treatise on Hindavī by ʿAbd al-Vāsiʿ Hānsavī (fl. 1140/1727).

Not dated at end.

Rough nastaʿlīq; ornamental naskh at the beginning.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 130 ff.
Dimensions (leaf): 214 × 126 mm.



Origin: 2nd half of the 18th century India

Provenance and Acquisition

Purchased by the Government of India at sale organised by Delhi Prize Agents, 1859; administrative deposit India Office Library, 1876


Government of India


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