Union Catalogue of Manuscripts from the Islamicate World

MS árabe 877 (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 El Escorial.

This is a lemmatically arranged commentary. The introduction begins on f. 2b; the beginning of each Book is as follows: Bk1: 3b; Bk2: 25b; Bk3: 46b; Bk4: 62a; Bk5: 90a; Bk6: 115a. On f. 120b, it ends in the middle of vi. 14; the last three folios (ff. 121-123) written by another hand do not contain Ibn Abī Ṣādiq‏'s commentary.

Language(s): Arabic


Derenbourg-Renaud, 1941, volume2ii pagesp. 89.

Physical Description

Form: codex
Extent: 123 leaves (ff. 1a-123b)
Dimensions (leaf):


One column with 15 lines per page.


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: The copy is unnamed and undated. Derenbourg-Renaud estimate the date of copying as 12th century.


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Funding of Cataloguing

European Research Council


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