Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS OL 7785/66 (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 McGill University.

This is a lemmatically arranged commentary. The introduction begins on f. 1a; the beginning of each Book is as follows: Bk1: 2a; Bk 2: 18b; Bk 3: 37a; Bk 4: 50a; Bk 5: 73a; Bk 6: 93a; Bk 7: 114a.

Language(s): Arabic


Arabic manuscripts in the libraries of McGill University: Union catalogue Arabic manuscripts in the libraries of McGill University, Adam Gacek, Montreal: McGill University Libraries. 1991. Entry no. 207, pages184p. 184.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 126 leaves (ff. 1a-126b)
Dimensions (leaf):


One column with 21 lines per page. The beginning of each lemma and the beginning of each commentary are in rubric.


The text is written in naskh (“an old Syrian hand”).


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


Origin: The copy is unnamed and undated. Gacek estimates the date of copying as 13 CE.


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Funding of Cataloguing

European Research Council


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