Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS Ar. 1037 (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 Manuscrits de la Fondation Georges et Mathilde Salem.

This is a lemmatically arranged commentary. The introduction begins on f. 1b (as Pormann and Joosse point out, it has a longer version of the introduction); the beginning of each Book is as follows: Bk 1: 2b; Bk 2: 15a; Bk 3: 34b; Bk 4: 50a; Bk 5: 78b; Bk 6: 101a; Bk 7: 116b.

Language(s): Arabic


Río Sánchez, Francisco del, , Catalogue des manuscrits de la fondation Georges et Mathilde Salem (Alep, Syrie) 2008, volume pagesp. 131, no. 235.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 133 leaves (ff. 1a-133b)
Dimensions (leaf):


One column with 15 lines per page. The beginning of each lemma and the beginning of each commentary are in rubric.


The text is written in naskh.

The first hand copied 1a-3a, 8a-10b

The second hand entered many corrections in the margin (frequently with the mark صح).


Marginalia: The second hand entered many corrections in the margin (frequently with the mark صح).


Origin: The copy is unnamed and undated. Sbath estimates the date of copying around the 14th century CE. The title and author are given on the front page as كتاب تيسير الوصول إلى تفسير الفصول لأبقراط by علي بن طاهر الطبيب السنجاري.


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Funding of Cataloguing

European Research Council


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