Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS 1898 (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.

MS is entitled kitāb minhāj al-bayān fī ʼilm al-ḥikmah ʼalā al-tamām. This is a lemmatically arranged commentary. The introduction begins on f. 1b; the beginning of each Book is as follows: Bk1: 1b; Bk2: 31b; Bk3: 54a; Bk4: 77a; Bk5: 110b; Bk6: 142a; Bk7: 166a.

Language(s): Arabic


Pertsch, Wilhelm 1859–93 Die orientalischen handschriften der Herzoglichen bibliothek zu Gotha, iii, p.445.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 184 leaves (ff. 1a-184b)
Dimensions (leaf):


One column with 13 lines


The text is written in naskh.


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


Origin: The copy is unnamed and undated. It has the title: kitāb minhāj al-bayān fī ʼilm al-ḥikmah ʼalā al-tamām.


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