Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS Ar. 454 (Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms project)

Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms project collection


Summary of Contents: This manuscript contains a 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; the beginning of each Book is as follows: Bk1: 2a (between f. 9 and f. 10 several folios are missing, so the copy lacks comm. on i. 12 to ii. 45); Bk3 (mislabeled "Bk2"); Bk4: 22a (between f. 43 and f. 44, a few folios are missing, so the copy lacks comm. on iv. 81-v.32); Bk6: 62b; Bk7: 101a. The copy is incomplete; quite a few folios are missing.

Language(s): Arabic


Sbath, Paul 1928-34 Bibliothèque de manuscrits Paul Sbath : catalogue. 3 p.96. Río Sánchez, Francisco del 2008 Catalogue des manuscrits de la Fondation Georges et Mathilde Salem (Alep, Syrie) p.253.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 114 leaves (ff. 1a-114b; no folio numbers)
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):


One column with 20 lines.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 خ).


Origin: The copy is unnamed and undated. Sbath estimates the date of copying as 14th century CE.


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Funding of Cataloguing

European Research Council


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