Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS Or. 43 (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 the Wellcome Library.

This is a lemmatically arranged commentary. The introduction begins on f. 5b; the beginning of each Book is as follows: Bk 1: 6a; Bk 2: 13b; Bk 3: 25b; Bk 4 34a; Bk 5: 49b; Bk 6: 61b; Bk 7: 69b.

Colophon: The copy is unnamed and undated. Iskandar estimates the date of copying around the 18th century. The title and author are given on the front page as كتاب تيسير الوصول إلى تفسير الفصول لأبقراط by علي بن طاهر الطبيب السنجاري.
Language(s): Arabic


Iskandar, A. Z, , A catalogue of Arabic manuscripts on medicine and science in the Wellcome Historical Medical Library 1967, volume pagesp.p. 202-03.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 78 leaves (ff. 1a-78b; a table of contents is in 1a-4a)
Dimensions (leaf):


One column with 20 lines per page. 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. The copyist has entered many corrections in the margins (frequently marked with صح).


Origin: Produced around 1100. CE


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Funding of Cataloguing

European Research Council


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