Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS 4791 (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 Majlis-i Shurá-yi Islāmī Library.

This is a Persian version of Ibn Abī Ṣādiq's commentary (i.e., Arabic lemmata, and Persion translation of the lemmata and Ibn Abī Ṣādiq's commentary). The first few folios are missing; MS starts in the middle of i. 1; the beginning of each Book is as follows: Bk2: 25a; Bk3: 48b; Bk4: 68b; Bk5: 104a; Bk6: 139a; Bk7: 172b; Then it ends at a middle of comm. on vii. 56; last few folios are missing.

Language(s): Persian and Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 191 leaves (ff. 1a-191b)
Dimensions (leaf):


One column with 27 lines per page. The beginning of each lemma and the beginning of each commentary are in rubric.


The text is written in nastaliq.


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


Origin: The copy is unnamed and undated.


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Funding of Cataloguing

European Research Council


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