Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS 3527 (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 Süleymaniye Mosque.

This is a lemmatically arranged commentary. The introduction begins on f. 1b; the beginning of each Book is as follows: Bk1: 3b; Bk 2: 35b; Bk 3: 49a; Bk 4: 65a; Bk 5: 96b; Bk 6: 125a; Bk 7: 154a.

Language(s): Arabic


Ṣeṣen, Ramazan, 1984, pagesp. 8

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 177 leaves (ff. 1a-177b)
Dimensions (leaf):


One column with 16 lines per page. The beginning of each lemma and the beginning of each commentary are in rubric.


The text is written in naskh.


Marginalia: The copy has been collated with the exemplar as well as with another manuscript. The copyist has entered many corrections in the margins (sometimes marked with صح), and has noted some variant readings from another manuscript (marked with نح). Another hand also has entered corrections in the margins. Aphorism numbers are written in margins.


There is a loose leaf that serves as an “table of contents” written in a different hand, listing the maqala number followed by a brief description of the contents.


Origin: The copy was completed by Ḥaydar b. Ismā’īl in Tabrīz in 887AH; (1482 CE).

Provenance and Acquisition

Fol. 2a, contains Waqf and ownership stamps as well as a note by Yusuf, son of Mika’il the Physician (al-Mutaṭabbib) that it came into his possession “one day [ yawma’idhin ]” in Aleppo in the year 1337 AH [ 1918 CE ].


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Funding of Cataloguing

European Research Council


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