Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS 2837 (fonds arabe) (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 BNF.

This is Ḥunayn ibn Ishaq's Translation of Galen's commentary on the Hippocratic Aphorisms. The beginning of each Book is as follows: Bk1: 1a; Bk2: 23b; Bk3: 45a; Bk4: 62a (missing the first several folios; so it begins in the middle of comm. on lemma iv. 13); Bk5: 79b; Bk6: 102a; Bk7: 128b.

Language(s): Arabic


de Slane, 1883-95, p. 511.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 9 initial flyleaves, 149 leaves, 7 final flyleaves (fols. i–ix, 1a–149b, x–xvi)
Dimensions (leaf): 240mm × 160mm mm.


One column with 24 lines

One column with 29 lines


The text is written in naskh.


The copy has been collated with the exemplar as well as with another manuscript. The copyist has entered many corrections in the margins and between lines (sometimes marked with صح). On fol. 132a, the copyist adds the collation note (بلغ المقابل "finished the collation") in the margin. On fols. 6b, 9b, 52a, apparently the same hand adds the collation note (بلغ "finished [the collation]") in the margin.


Origin: The copy is unnamed.The copy was completed on 29 Ḥazīrān (June) 6735 from the creation of the world, corresponding to the year 1227. 1227 CE.; Produced in 624 A.H.


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Funding of Cataloguing

European Research Council


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