Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS Petermann II 233 (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 Berlin State Library.

This is a thematically arranged commentary (see Pormann, Joosse 2012, pp. 221-222). The introduction begins on f. 1b and the table of contents is in ff. 2b-3a. The beginning of each bāb is as follows: Bab 1: f. 3a; Bab 2: f. 8b; Bab 3: f. 18a; Bab 4: f. 32a; Bab 5: f. 37a; Bab 6: f. 46b; Bab 7: f. 90a (“On diseases afflicting women”); Bab 8: f. 101b; Bab 9: f. 109b; Bab 10: f. 111a; Bab 11: f. 117a; Bab 12: f. 118b; Bab 13: f. 120b; Bab 14: f. 122b ("On crises and their days, and the purges that happen in them and the symptoms that occur during [the crisis]"); Bab 15: f. 130a; Bab 16: f. 136a; Bab 17: f. 137a; Bab 18: f. 138a (On drink); Bab 19: f. 139b; Bab 20: f. 143b. And conclusion (khātima) is on f. 148b. The copy is complete.

Language(s): Arabic


Ahlwardt, Wilhelm, pagesvil.5, pp. 495-6

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 149 leaves (ff. 1a-149b)
Dimensions (leaf): 220 mm × 133 mm mm.
Dimensions (written): 150 mm × 77.5 mm mm.


One column with 17 lines


The text is written in taʿlīq.


Marginalia: There are no corrections in the codex.


Origin: This copy is unnamed and undated. Ahlwardt estimates the date of copying as 1100 H/1688 CE.


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Funding of Cataloguing

European Research Council


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