Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS Arabe 6734 (Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms project)

Arabic Commentaries on the Hippocratic Aphorisms project collection


Summary of Contents: This manuscript contains a Syro-Arabic version of the Hippocratic Aphorism Hippocrates.

Original manuscript in BNF.

This is a Syro-Arabic version of the Hippocratic Aphorisms, of which the Arabic is taken from Ḥunayn's version. The beginning of each Book is as follows: Bk 1: 29b; Bk 2: 34b; Bk 3: 41b; Bk 4: 50b; Bk 5: 66a; Bk 6: 78a; Bk 7: 85b.

Language(s): Arabic


Uwe Vagelpohl, , Galeni In Hippocratis Epidemiarum librum I commentariorum I-III versionem Arabicam (Berlin: De Gruyter Akademie, 2015), 22–25.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 64 leaves (ff. 29b-92b)
Dimensions (leaf):


One column with 20 lines


The text is written in naskh.The beginning of each lemma is in rubric.


Marginalia: The copyist did not enter any note in the margin; however, the Arabic lemmata were heavily annotated by at least three hands.


Origin: The copy was completed in 10th October 1205 C.E.; 17th Safar 602 A.H. by Bahnām ibn al-Ḥaddād.


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