Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS Or. 5939 (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 British Library

This is a thematically arranged commentary. It lacks the first few folios as well as the several folios at the end; it begins in the middle of the introduction, and ends in the middle of comm. on lemma i. 5. It has no chapter numbering. The last few folios are bound in the wrong order. After f.217, the correct order is 218, 224, 225, 223, 219, 220, 221, 222.

Language(s): Arabic

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 225 leaves (ff. 1a-225b)
Dimensions (leaf):

Modern pencil foliation in Arabic numerals at the top outer corner of side a of each folio.


Water damage


One column with 14 lines per page.


Large naskh hand.


Origin: The copy is unnamed and undated. Hamarneh estimates the date of copying around the 15th century CE.


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Funding of Cataloguing

European Research Council


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