Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS OR. 6386 (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 the British Library

This is a lemmatically arranged commentary. The introduction begins on f. 2b; the beginning of each Book is as follows: Bk1: 4b; Bk2: 22b; Bk3: 41b; Bk4: 55a; Bk5: 79a; Bk6: 101b; Bk7: 118b. The copy is incomplete; it ends in the middle of the commentary on lemma vii. 58.

Language(s): Arabic


Hamarneh, Sami Khalaf 1975 Catalogue of Arabic manuscripts on medicine and pharmacy at the British Library p.3.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 127 leaves (ff. 2a-128b)
Dimensions (leaf):
Dimensions (written):


One column with 18 lines.The edges of many of the lines are cut off towards the end of the manuscript, which is missing the final leaves.


The text is written in naskh.


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. Hamarneh estimates the date of copying as 14th century CE.


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Funding of Cataloguing

European Research Council


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