Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS 1897 (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 University and Research Library of Gotha.

This is a lemmatically arranged commentary. The introduction begins on f. 1b; the beginning of each Book is as follows: Bk1: 1b; Bk2: 17a; Bk3: 31b; Bk4: 46b; Bk5: 66a; Bk6: 85a; Bk7: 98a.

Language(s): Arabic


Pertsch, Wilhelm, 1859-93, volume3iii, pages444p. 444–5

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 110 leaves (ff. 1a-110b)
Dimensions (leaf):


One column with 17-21 lines


The text is written in naskh. Two hands are involved in this codex. The first hand has copied ff.1-15 (21 lines per page), the second has copied ff. 16-104 (19 lines per page), and the first hand has copied the rest of it (17 lines per page).


Marginalia: The copy has been collated with the exemplar. The copyist has entered many corrections in the margins (frequently marked with صح).


Origin: The first hand has put the date of copying as 700 H (1300CE).


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