Islamic Arabic 213 (Cadbury Research Library, University of Birmingham)
The second part of a lexicographical work explaining the difficult passages of the Qurʾān and the Traditions.
Fol. 1v is filled up with a long extract from the work entitled Mabāhij al-fikar wa-manāhij al-ʿabar مباهج الفكر و مناهج العبر of Waṭwāṭ, Muḥammad ibn Ibrāhīm ibn Yaḥyá, 1235-1318 الوطواط، محمد بن إبراهيم، 632-718 هـ on the peoples who inhabited the earth. Incipit: في ذكر الامم الذين سكنوا المعمور فصل واما العرب المستعربة Some difficult words are explained on fol. 180r.
Written in Naskhī bordering on Maghribī of about 1300; fully vowelled; headings in thick black; corrections and notes on the margins Fol. 1-3, fol. 48-52, fol. 170-171, and fol. 178-179 were supplied by a later hand on Thursday, 7th Jumāda II 1084. The name of the copyist has been carefully obliterated.
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